Monday, December 31, 2018

New Year's Eve

Here it is, the last day of the year 2018.  Hard to believe!  I have made my list of projects I will post tomorrow, in the meantime I have binding to finish on two projects to end the year with!  I have not actually counted my finishes of the year, but it's close to 40.

We had a great Christmas with our daughters and grandkids.  The twins turned 1 in November and were a lot of fun and Jared is 7 and Nicole is 4 and they love presents!  I also got to see my sisters.  On the way home I snapped a couple pictures.  We had pretty good roads, just a bit of snow close to home.  It is a six hour drive each way.

Payette Lake, McCall, Idaho

Highway 55 in central Idaho

My tree is several years old and I had it working when I set it up and now it has blank areas that should be lit up by lights!  I am taking it all down today.

 My sister is going to be a first time grandmother in May.  I will be making a quilt for the baby, but I saw this kit on Dec. 21st at Quiltreasures and bought it.  The new mother to be loves giraffes and my sister loves monkeys.  I thought the baby needed a quilt at Grandma's house since she will be born in Kentucky!  I pieced it over the weekend and had it ready to take to Boise on Dec. 24th!   I brought it home to quilt it, which will happen sometime!
 Since we got home I have been in my quilt room.  I had leftover flannel squares from a quilt in my last post.  I couldn't bear to throw them away so I whipped up this 18" pillow.  I had a pillow form on hand and the pillow is now on my couch in the family room.  I photographed it on part of my cutting table.  The quilt in the background was made by my friend Melissa and the collection of Raggedy Ann and Andy dolls were given to me by my boss over the years.  She collects them at yard sales, although a couple were made by a friend years ago.
 Last summer I participated in a Christmas in July log cabin swap and the blocks are still not assembled in to a top.  I had leftover strips and I have been sewing them together as leader/enders for a few months.  I then had to decide what to do with them!  I had this green rick rack in my stash and have no clue what I originally got it for.  It was huge!  I now have a scrappy wallhanging, complete with sleeve.  I quilted feathers in the scrappy strips and finished it Friday.

 I showed this wallhanging in a previous post and it is now quilted and bound!  I look forward to hanging it next year!  I did an allover swirl pattern in the quilting.

I finished quilting this twin size quilt.  I twas over half done and has pretty simple quilting.  I have the binding sewn on, but not stitching down.
 This is a tablerunner made of leftover triangles from another project that is not completed yet!  I straight line quilted it on the diagonal and have the binding ready to stitch down.
I think that is all I have for now!  I have another week off work and I look forward to more quilting!
Happy New Year and I will quietly be ringing in the new Year at home.

Linking up to Design Wall Monday and Monday Making.

Monday, December 24, 2018

Quilted Gifts

December has been really busy and I made a few gifts.  I wanted to get some of my decoration photos done but never got to it.  Time flies by and work has been super busy.

I found this cute panel that I cut apart and adding sashing and borders to.  It is a nice wallhanging size but not quilted yet!

I designed this quilt in the reverse.  I found this cute vintage camper fleece and my boss loves the design of vintage campers. I picked colors of woolies flannel from the fleece and made a simple pinwheel quilt. It is a nice throw size and her husband is using it while recovering from surgery.

 The quilt below is about 45 X 60 and was a kit from Starr Fabrics many years ago.  I had pieced it a couple years ago and added the 3 dimensional prairie points and final border recently.  I added a farm theme backing, quilted it and gifted it to a neighbor who has cattle and chickens and is our school bus driver.

 This was a jelly roll of Woolies flannel and I had no clue what to do with them.  I had a few more on hand and designed this simple block.  I used a flannel on the back.  I gifted it to a coworker.
 This is not my favorite color combination.  I was using up some batiks (actually a friend at a retreat did a lot of the sewing a few years ago).  I had made it into a bed size quilt top, but really disliked it.  I took a seam apart in the middle and made two throw quilt tops and I quilted this one and added a fun flannel print on the back and gifted it to an amazing volunteer mom at school.  She was going throwing through a rough time and the colors looked like her.  She loves it and is so thrilled.  She usually gifts me wine!  :) 

Thati's it for now.  I did finish a quilt top last night, but I am gifting it to my sister unfinished.  She is going to be a grandma.  Pictures in my next post.