Thursday, December 22, 2016

Merry Christmas!



I just want to wish each of you a Very Merry Christmas and a Blessed New Year! I am so thankful for all of the wonderful friends I have made through blogging. You are each a special blessing in my life.



I did finish the Christmas gift quilts and even made an extra one. I also made dozens and dozens of cinnamon rolls, white fruitcake, cookies, fudge and peanut butter fudge. Now it is time to relax for a bit, straighten up my sewing area and decide what projects I want to focus on now. And catch up on my blog reading!  With the Winter Soltice now behind us we will gradually start gaining daylight, I think we will gain a minute or two today.



This is the "Black" quilt for one of my granddaughters. It finished at 72" x 72". This was the one I thought I would have trouble with but it came together  smoothly.






I  love the backing fabric I used on this so much that I plan to order more to use on future quilts.









This is the quilt I made for my teenage basketball loving, playing, grandson. I thought that this would be a simple quilt, but I changed patterns several times and now wished I had placed some solid squares in it to tone it down a little. It finished at 70" x 80".  I hope he likes it!




I used a free pattern called "Knock On Wood" by Riley Blake. You can find it on their website HERE.
I could not do a link to this specific pattern.






My brothers quilt, Smokey Mountain Stars. It finished at 70" x78" and made it  to Washington!









This is the 'extra' quilt. One of my older grandson's girlfriend has a little girl about 1 1/2 years old.. So of course she has to have a quilt! I dug through the stash and was surprised how many pinks I found. I only purchased a few white/pink prints and pink minky for the backing. It finished at 40" x 48". I hope she will like to cuddle up with it.



Sorry it looks a little wrinkled up, I had it all folded up for wrapping, then remembered to take a photo.




Just a simple loopy meander, I did not use a batting but a piece of flannel so it would not be too heavy.






Happy Quilting, Rebecca