Saturday, February 19, 2011

Christmas in February!

     Just in case you weren’t already aware, Christmas is coming!  I was sewing myself silly in December in an attempt to have a semi-homemade Christmas this year.  Some of my family is far, far away and I was hoping to send them some Christmas cheer.  I only managed to get the presents partly done by Christmas but I finally mailed them last week.  On the bright side, it will be quite a surprise and more special because there won’t be any other presents to distract them, right? 
I ended up making 11 pillows this year, two table runners, five pairs of pj pants, several shirts for the baby, one zipper pouch, and nine keychain wristlets.  I didn’t get pictures of everything (of course!). 
I read an excellent post about a woman who has documented all of her quilts since the late 70’s (Tessa from Fabric Therapy.  Go check it out.  Awesome, right?).  I started quilting in 1980 and I have a few pictures of some of the sewing I did back then but most of my quilts have been given away (and loved, I am sure).  I am hoping to get some pictures from some of my family and I will post them if I do. 
I do have pictures of some of the pillows I made.
I tried out some different quilting designs on each one.  I amuse myself when I can!


  1. They are fabulous pillows! And you're absolutely right - what could be better than Christmas presents in February! - no others to distract them! Keep the joy going I say!

    I would love if you came over and linked this project to my weekly Round Tuit party at:
    Have a great week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success

  2. Great pillows and I love how you tried the different quilting on each one.

  3. Stunning designs and colors! Saw the pillows on Round Tuit and had to come over and check out your blog. I'm so happy that I did! Very inspiring!!


  4. What a great way to use up scraps! (I'm thinking matching cushions for my quilt....!) I especially love the one quilted with horizontal and vertical lines that cross over in the middle. well done

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