So, here's the projects that I finished. Some of them are just tops that are done, and some of them are quilts that have been completed (binding). There are 24 items!!! Wow! I'm on a roll!!!
Here's a baby quilt I made for my nephew that lives in Savannah.
I hand delivered it to him myself when I went for a visit during fall break.
The next one is a fall quilt. I was on a misson to finish fall quilts this year, and this is the only one I completed!
The next one is a shirt that I made for my next door neighbor for her to wear to the Sadie Hawkins dance at the High School.
Her mother had it cut out, bless her heart. She did a great job cutting it out, but she doesn't know much about sewing. She works full time at a gynecolgist/obstretrian office and is the nursing manager. She called me one night and said her sewing machine was messing up. All it needed was a new needle, but she didn't know that. I looked at her frazzled self and said, "I'm sitting here looking at a mother who works full time, has a stressful job, is trying to be a good mom and make her daughter a shirt. I need to take this home and finish it for you." She gave me a hug and a kiss, and the rest is history. I think it turned out cute.
The next quilt is my Christmas tablecloth. I love this tablecloth.
It's made from a combination of Robyn Pandolf's "Holly Go Lightly" and someone's "Gentle Graces". I bought them at Tennessee Quilts.
There is something about looking into my dining room and seeing this on my table that just makes me happy!!! If I got nothing else for Christmas, that would be okay with me because I love this so much!
I've had so much fun decorating my dining room table this year. My Christmas plates, the red chargers, and the green place mats look like I bought everything together when I made the quilt, but I didn't. See, if you buy the things you love (you don't have to have a reason to buy them; just set a price limit and go from there.) one day it all comes together. My plates I got about 9 years ago. They were buy 8 place settings get 8 place settings free, so I jumped on it! The clear glass jars I found in the floral department on sale half price. The cranberries, Monica hand picked, sorted, and shipped them to me. (Just kidding. I just like the think that. Look at her blog about her day at the cranberry farm. It's almost like a documentary on the process of cranberries.) I stuck some silk roses and berry stems (half off, too), and put some candles in my silver candle holders, and talk about gorgeous!!!
Here's Seymore! Isn't he adorable??
Pat Sloan designed him when she was designing for Indygo Junction.
These little trees were so fun to make.
I had so much fun making them I almost feel guilty about including them in on my finished projects for the challenge. Notice I said almost. I did make them for my sewing friends as little gifts for our Christmas Fat Quarter Exchange Party, so I guess they count!
The next three quilts I have made for my grand sons for Christmas. They're not quilted, yet, but the boys will understand.
The one with the panel was from a Fons and Porter magazine. I had planned to make all three boys the same quilt, but I had some problems on the panel not being straight. I had them cut out and partially sewn together when I made an executive decision, tore everything apart and started over with a totally different pattern. Talk about a freeing experience. The pattern is "Just Can't Cut It" by All Washed Up! It's perfect for large prints that you don't want to cut up. It's fast, too.
Here's three pillowcases that I made to go with their quilts.
They'll have their pillowcases to cuddle with until Terry finishes quilting them for me.
The next four photos are the Christmas pillowcases I made for my grand kids as goodie bag treats for our Christmas Cookie Baking Party we had last Sunday.
The boys kept calling them little quilts.
Alexis was impressed. She's 7.
We're in the middle of mixing cookie dough and we have this conversation:
Alexis: Mom-Mom. You made those pillow cases?
Mom-Mom (me): Yes, I made them.
Alexis: You mean you made them from your fabric in your sewing room?
Mom-Mom: Yes, sweetie, I made them from the fabrics in my Christmas stash.
Alexis: I want to learn how to make those!
Mom-Mom: I would love to teach you!
Okay. So that