Today is my turn for Christmas Then and Now, hosted by Carol of Just Let Me Quilt. I've seen SEW many wonderful projects. Here are a few of mine.
This peppermint runner was an early kit I purchased. There was enough to do 2 with only a little additional fabric of my own. I don't remember the pattern name.
I made these hot pads for all the teachers I work with one Christmas. Created my own pattern.
This poinsettia wall hanging was a lesson for our Cerro Gordo Quilters several years ago. I've made more for gifts over the years. I also made some sunflower wall hangings based on the same petal idea. It worked! I think this is called "Points and Poinsettias."
One year I taught the quilt group how to make these ornaments.
This is one of my earlier wall hangings. It's a Debbie Mumm pattern.
Below is my very first quilt (I tried to move it to the top of the page but couldn't do it--I'm not sure about this newer blogger format...). I started quilting in 2001 after my aunt showed me machine quilting and made me do some. This quilt was finished in 2002. I collect nativities and inserted my nativity applique figures into panels where other shapes should have gone. The applique figures are from "First Christmas" by Wild Goose Chase. The quilt pattern is "Signs of the Season" from the Jan, 2002 issue of McCall's Quilting Quick Quilts.
This stained glass was fairly early in my quilting life. I made 2 of them; the second went to my SIL who got me started collecting nativities. This one stays on the wall all year (for both of us). This pattern is "Stained Glass Manger Scene" by Edna Trunt of Designs by Edna. I have the patterns for the shepherds and wise men too, but have never felt the need to make them, at 26 x 33" each. Where would I put them???
This is new. I enjoy doing Rachel's kits, and I just finished this one a few months ago. I enjoy doing handwork with wool, and I did long stitch hand quilting on this too.
I just finished these "bowl fillers" by Bonnie Sullivan. I appliqued the wool and embroidered much of the rest of the designs on the pre-printed fabric. The basket is sitting on Take Four placemats (by Cary Flanagan) that I made years ago. I have made several sets over the years and taught these to our quilt group. This is a good pattern, using fat quarters.
Thanks to Carol for planning this hop! It's been fun!
Here are the rest of today's hoppers: