Monday, December 30, 2019

Christmas reveals

Now I can show the most recent quilt I have made. The jelly roll race below was made in honor of my husband Glen's cousin who died unexpectedly last month. She was only 3 weeks older than Glen and left her only child Katie and family bereft. I felt that I needed to make a quilt for Katie in memory of Wilma, so this is the result. I used all scraps: green for organ donation, strips of other fabrics that reminded me of Wilma, and some other colors. One special strip is a scrap of fabric from a vest that Wilma's mom had made for her many years ago. Katie loved it.

One of our Christmas gifts was a t-shirt for each of us. Mine has the kids' names at the bottom even though that doesn't show in the picture.

I made this ornament from another Geta Gramma pattern. Easy to make with squares of most any size. I think this was with 2 1/2" squares.

Have a great New Year!

Friday, December 20, 2019

Blog Hop

Carol at Just Let Me Quilt is hosting a blog hop in February--and I decided to join in. It's been awhile since I've participated in one, and I think I can manage this, for a change.
I'm looking forward to seeing what everyone creates (including me)! Hee, hee!
I just made this tree from Geta Gramma's pattern--you know how you just have to find out how something is done, and it bugs you every time you look at it? Well, this is why I bought her pattern. I actually got a pattern bundle from her and also made a star from folded squares. Guess I haven't taken a picture of that one yet.
This is gifted already so need to do another for myself--or to give away!

Wednesday, December 18, 2019

December finishes

Betty Sue needed some placemats for her new house (ok, I wanted to make her some for a housewarming/Christmas gift) so I used 4 fat quarters and did my own stack and whack. I don't usually bind placemats--I usually just do them envelope-style--but I bound these.

My SIL Denise made a whole bunch of gnomes, so with her inspiration, I made these 4. The pattern is Northern Gnomes by Jennifer Plodzien in Holiday Crafts magazine.


I probably showed these string potholders before, and I made them in November, but I gave them to Denise for a hostess gift.

I working on a jellyroll race quilt right now and have the borders to quilt before it's ready to bind. Won't show it until it's done.