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.
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I tried out some different quilting designs on each one.  I amuse myself when I can!

4 comments:

  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:
    http://jembellish.blogspot.com/2011/02/round-tuit-37.html/
    Have a great week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success

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

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  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!!

    Ann
    http://harvestmoonbyhand.blogspot.com

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  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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