Friday, December 28, 2012

Handmade Holidays wrap-up

I got all of my Christmas projects finished up without too much stress, so I consider that a win!

Here's what I made.
This snow isn't good for much but it does make a pretty quilt photo backdrop. This Hello Betty postage stamp went to my mother-in-law.
I think this was my oldest WIP, and I finished it up for my mother-in-law. I started this with the postage stamp quilt-along with Rachel of P.S. I Quilt back in *cough* January 2011.

I was able to finish this quilt thanks to a destash from Kaye/Miss Print. The fabric is Hello Betty, and I love the way it turned out! I am anti-snow, but it does make for a pretty photo!

Also for my mother-in-law (she's on the nice list), stockings for her grandkids.

I used the Merry pattern from Thimbleblossoms and some leftover Christmas fabric I had on hand.
Mama Said Sew wall hanging for my mama. #handmadeholidays
I made a wall-hanging for my mom using the Spools pattern and Mama Said Sew fabric from Sweetwater.
Quilt in a day (almost--needs binding). I went with the red thread but left the white sashing unquilted.
I finished up this Spiderman quilt, but I don't have a photo of the finished product.

9 pouches finished tonight. I'm going to regret this tomorrow. Kinda want to keep the feathered one...
I sewed up nine pouches for my coworkers and my son's teachers using the Ruched Happy Bag pattern from During Quiet Time.

Made a Lego table for my son. Ikea table with Lego base plates glued to the top with a storage bin on casters underneath. I'm hoping it helps preserve my sanity.
Finally, in the non-fabric realm, I made my son a Lego table using a Lack table and Vessla storage bin from Ikea and glued some Lego base plates to the top. Easy and cheap!

I'm enjoying a little break from my sewing machine before I think about my 2013 plans. First up: Finishing some longstanding WIPs!

Saturday, December 15, 2012


My blog has been quiet, but my sewing machine has not! I finished up 2 quilts this week. Dilly dally
 #1 Pattern is Dilly Dally by Camille/Thimbleblossom.

Fabric is Kumari Garden by Dena Designs.

 #2 Pattern is Cartwheels by Lee/Freshly Pieced. Paper-pieced but not scary (promise!). There's a row hanging over the railing, so it's a little longer than it looks.

  cartwheels close
Fabric is Willow by Riley Blake.

 Short and sweet! Back to my elf duties.

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

WIP Wednesday (T-20 days and counting)

I was at the library last night, and they had a big countdown clock that said "21 Days Until Christmas!" I got a little sick feeling, so I figured a WIP post was in order. Will this make me feel better or worse? Hard to say. I do have some un-blog-ables this time of year, so this list is only a partial representation.
WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced

Okay, these were finished two weeks ago, but I'm including them to make myself feel better!
Scrappy sprout for Traceyjayquilts. To the post office!
Block for Tracey

Bee block for @freshlypieced
Block for Lee

  Modern Maples runner
Modern Maples table runner

In progress

Bind Cartwheels and Dilly Dally
Big progress here on my biggest pre-Christmas project! Two quilts, just waiting for binding.

Christmas stockings
Just need to make the cuffs for these. Should be quick.

Spiderman quilt
I'll begin this project as soon as my Spidey sense starts tingling.

Assorted other teacher/co-worker gifts
I'm thinking maybe something in the pouch family? I'd love suggestions.

Completed tops awaiting quilting:
Postage Stamp quilt
(I'd LOVE to finish this before Christmas. Maybe??)
Arcadia Quilt

To do:
Half Moon Modern quilt borders
Tracey's French Kisses

Head to Lee's to see what everyone else is working on!