Saturday, December 26, 2015

Now I Can List Some Finishes

This blue and green Boxy Stars quilt was made for my son, Adam, for Christmas.  All of these quilt finishes reported today are made on the same pattern - Boxy Stars designed by Bonnie K. Hunter and offered for free on her website  These quilts are all throws, not quite bed size.  The pattern is made using 2 1/2" strips and I have plenty of them already cut and ready to use.
The next quilt was a purple and yellow Boxy Stars made for my daughter, Audrey, for Christmas.  She loves purple so her quilt had to feature purple.
I didn't get a picture of the Boxy Stars quilt I made for my son-in-law, Jason.  His is blue and brown, colors he likes best.
The next finish is a purse I made for Audrey.  It is made from a pattern by Pink Sand Beach Designs called the Barbados Bag.  The first picture shows the front and the next one shows the back.  It is a cross-body bag with a zippered top.  Inside is a purple lining with pockets on one side.  The outside front has two pockets - the zippered one and a larger one behind the purple panel.  The back features two pockets.  This is the fourth purse I have made from this pattern.

I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas.  We had the immediate family together to exchange gifts and Richard and I fixed a nice Christmas dinner featuring turkey and ham both.  I made up several recipes I found on and most of it I will make again.
Another finish that wasn't mine was a Christmas Boxy Stars quilt my friend Debbie made.  I quilted and bound it for her.  She hung it on her wall beside her Christmas tree and it was lovely.  I was so glad to get it finished two weeks before Christmas so she could enjoy it this year.

Saturday, December 12, 2015

Finished My Christmas Tree Skirt

Second verse, same as the first.
I finished my tree skirt the other day.  I waited to take a picture when I got my tree decorated.  I used the same block pattern as my daughter's skirt but I used only four blocks for mine and nine blocks for hers.  She has a much larger tree than I have.  If you look really close at the picture you can see needles from the tree laying on the tree skirt.  Don't have much in presents under there yet.
I also quilted and bound my friend Debbie's Christmas quilt (made just like mine).  I am practicing my free motion quilting so I offered to do her quilt too.  I think I am getting better at it with each one I do.  I gave her quilt to her today and she has already hung it on the wall in her living room beside her Christmas tree.  She did an excellent job at the piecing of the quilt.

We had the Christmas luncheon of our pillowcase group today at Mayberry's Restaurant in St. Albans, WV.  Here is a picture of all the girls that attended.
We had a gift exchange and Mary Igo, that's the blonde in the green sweater, got the gift I took.  She seemed to like it a lot.  It was a Christmas tablerunner I made from a pattern I found in a two-year-old quilt magazine.  In the open blocks I quilted a stencil pattern, my first one.  I didn't get a picture of it, never even thought about it.  I am in the process of making another one and I will get a pic of it.

I am still making Christmas gifts and I will post pictures of them after Christmas.

Thursday, December 3, 2015

Audrey's Christmas Tree Skirt Finished

I finished Audrey's Christmas Tree Skirt last week but she didn't put her tree up until now and I wanted to get a picture of it under the tree.  I think it looks very nice and is the perfect size for her tree.  I started it for my tree but my tree is only 3 1/2 feet tall and the skirt is just too big.  I made this one with nine blocks, so I made another with only four blocks, and I think it will be just what I need.  I don't have my tree up yet but I will post a picture when I do.