Here we are Dec 11, and it's our big reveal day! I am so glad that Barbara inspired us to use this week and get our holiday projects and UFO's done.
I made use of our bad weather, and a week off work, to finish up some holiday projects, and does it feel good! It's not Dec 23rd yet and I am not frantic over finishing up things!! YEAH!! Thanks Barbara!!
So this week I did a few things.
First off a contemporary guitar wall hanging.
I have to say, I have always been enchanted with contemporary quilts, but it really isn't my style. # 1 son collects Hard Rock Cafe guitar pins, and I have been thinking about making this quiltie for quite some time now. It was a pattern in a Quilting Arts book in 2003. I told you it was quite some time I had been thinking about it! :-) :-) I added the wide borders so he can attach all his pins to them.
I have say, the process of quilting it was so much fun! It let me sit and play to my hearts content. When I sit back and look at it, I see things I would do very differently now, but having this "canvas" to play on was worth it's weight in gold!
If you have ever dreamed of practicing free motion quilting, make a contemporary quilt and let yourself run wild. You won't believe how freeing it is!
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#2 son is crazy over Orca whales. Must have come from the years he spent at Sea Camp, at Sea World. Combine that with our love of Inuit design, and this was a must do!
I was fortunate enough to find the perfect border batik for it!
This is designed to be a table runner, but it will act as a head board for his bed. Now if I can manage to get the quilt done too. Reality is that is a next year's project! Sorry kiddo!
I got the last of the embellishments on my second Deer Oh Deer quilt.
Made a complete chef outfit including the coat and pants for #2 son. I found this hilarious Loralie print for the scarf and a couple of towels to go with it!
Then in spite if the fact I didn't want to, I cleaned my quilting room. Yikes, where did all that dust come from. All the quilts came down and went into the dryer to clean them up a bit. I will be surprised if my dryer now isn't suffering from emphysema after all this! :-) While I was at it, I decided to hang some Christmas quilts for the holiday!
I got a good start to my second embroidered car quilt. It was such a hit that I am teaching it in February and they needed a shop sample! This is a "My Fair Lady" design. She has some fabulous things if you've never seen her web site.
Oh yes there is a gingerbread man peeking out in the corner, but that's another post soon! :-)
And last but not least I have started a Christmas arrangement. Inspired by another blogger of course. All it needs is the wool gingerbread man sewn up and it's complete. Why isn't it done you ask??? Well, probably because I got side tracked dusting! Blast it, I was on track until that point! I never did mind dust too much anyway...
And all my packages are in the mail!!
Thanks Barbara, I have never been so organized this early in December!
Now just what the heck am I supposed to do the rest of the month????