Sunday, December 6, 2009

Some Finishes

Lots of pictures to share this time. I made another tote. This one is for Christmas and I absolutely love it.

And of course I made a quickie Christmas quilt. I have two Christmas quilts in the works but they are going to take some time to finish so I whipped this one up in the past couple of weeks.

Not the normal traditional colors but I'm happy with it. I called it Fly Away Home For Christmas.

This one I have been working on for such a long time I can't remember just how long it's been. So I called it The Long Awaited Trip. It's all hand quilted - echo quilting inside each individual square. It was a lot of work but it was a labor of love.

I saw some ornaments on eBay that I fell in love with. One of my very special computer friends found me a pattern online (thanks Cindy!) and I made one. I'm not completely thrilled with the results but I'm happy enough for a first effort.

Now on to some goodies that I didn't make. My favorite online group is doing a Christmas swap. The plan was to send two fqs of fabrics of your choice, buttons and thread to the lady you were paired with. Then you would make something with the items you received and send them back to your partner along with an extra little treat. So here are the goodies I received:

Two wonderful book covers. The poinsettia fabric is what I sent. Not sure if you can see or not but there's a little bookmark of the same fabric sticking out.

And this was the extra treat (actually the second extra treat - the second book cover was the first).

Quite obviously I love totes. lol. Thanks so much April. I love all the work you did.

Now I just need to get April's goodies finished up and in the mail.

Until next time, hugs and stitches. Jody


SewCalGal said...

You look ready for Christmas! Beautiful quilt & quilted items.

You may want to check out my Virtual Christmas Quilt Show. It would be fun to have you enter, but if you do, just be sure to check out & follow the rules posted on my site.

Have a very Merry Christmas.


Holy said...

Wow i would say, these are really great work from you. You are certainly multi-talented. What an inspiration! Keep up the same spirit of work.

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