Sunday, December 18, 2011

Christmas Presents

I got to have Christmas early with my family this year, which will make the next two weeks very stress free!  I didn't do too much this year handmade, but I did manage to make my mom a couple of things. 

First, this clutch from Stich magazine.  Can't remember which issue, I'll have to look that up.  My sewing machine did not like this one.  The arm is just not small enough.  But, this one looks good, I don't think I'll make another one though.

I also made this mini quilt.  I know I had read a tutorial on it, but I can't find the link.  I basically made this one up, using that one as inspiration.

Now I'm back to sewing just because I want to, with no deadlines.  I love it.
I hope everyone has a great, sewing filled Holiday!

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Kona Challenge

Our guild, CLTMQG participated in the Kona Color Challenge, and had our big reveal last week.  Check out the flicker group for all the lovely quilts done by some very talented quilters! 

Here's my entry.  A standard pinwheel quilt, simply quilted with straight lines in the darker areas.  This was one of those that never seemed to go quite as I planned, but I'm happy with how it turned out.

Quilt Stats:
Kona Charm pack
Kona Medium Grey
Kona Charcoal

Can't wait to see everyone again in January!

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Christmas Quilt & Pillows

I've had this quilt top done since October 2010.  I'm really good at putting the tops together, but then I just seem to lose steam.  Currently there are three more tops in the closet, waiting to become real quilts.  Anyway, I decided this one MUST be finished by this Christmas.  I used this quilt-along (though I didn't really finish at the same time!)  I used a jelly roll, that I've long since forgotten the name of, and more Kona Snow than I usually do.

 Close up of the center, (that I can't get to rotate properly, sorry!)
With the leftover strips and sqares, I made some new pillow covers for the living room.  I also could not resist the Olive the Ostrich pillow panel from Laurie Wisbrun.
Now my house is nice and festive!