Saturday, December 24, 2011

Merry Christmas to all

I think I can safely post the things I have finished that will be delivered tomorrow.  Here is what I have been doing.

AAQI for December.  I hand quilted this one using cotton floss.

Mug rug for my son in law made from his old shirts. I used the stippling to add a little fun to the business like tone of this one.  I made another one like it for my BIL using his old shirts.

I made two of these mug rugs for the hunters in the family. I quilted it in a sort of plaid pattern.

Another mug rug for an in-law.  The quilting is very simple straight (or as straight as I get them) lines.  I used my new walking foot for much of the quilting I did on these small projects.  It is a wonderful thing.

The red and white mini for Bella's other quilting grandmom. It is 15" x 15".

I made six of these all together.  They are 7" x 10" and fully lined.

And then there is the doll.  I painted the bed white to match Bella's.  I made a little pillow and a Kaffe pillowcase to go with the quilt.
Everything is now wrapped and ready to go in the morning.
Wishing you all a very joyous holiday from my home to yours.

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

A pictorial year in review

I am really busy with finishing up Christmas presents, but I made this collage the other day of many of the projects I created during 2011.  The smallest is 9" x 9" and the largest is 70" x 70".  I realized as I was doing this that I had not photographed all the quilts I made, or if I did, I put them in a folder never to be found again.  I hope I will be more organized in 2012.  It great fun to have them all in one place to look at them and remember creating them.  Next year, I will have even more, I hope.
Joyful quilting, everyone.

Monday, December 19, 2011

Doll quilt top done and ready to quilt

I went to our local IKEA today in search of a doll bed, and I got the last one in stock.  I am so glad I went today, or I would have been really upset.  It is very cute, and just needs a quilt.  I saved lots of fabric from Bella's quilt because I knew I wanted to make a doll quilt for her.  I decided to make on in the jelly roll race style.  I cut my strips 1.5" wide and various widths.  I foolishly thought I could control where the different patterns and colors went, but I won't do that again.  Actually, I really like the surprise element in the jelly roll race.  This little top is about 17" x 19".  Just right for the little bed.
It is now in the stack of little projects to quilt.  I made sandwiches of everything this afternoon, and made the bindings.  I have five mug rugs, one doll quilt, one AAQI mini (that I am hand quilting tonight), an 18" square red and white mini, and an exchange 12" square (that is also going to be hand quilted).  With luck, and patience, I will get it all done on time.
Joyful quilting, everyone.

Sunday, December 18, 2011

One doll finished

She is done.  One pink doll with pink hair and pink clothes.  Just what Bella ordered.  Now I have to pick up a doll bed and make the quilt.  Then finish all the other folk's gifts.  Busy week ahead.  I will post as I go.
Joyful quilting everyone.