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Holiday Mini Quilts

Happy Monday! I hope everyone had a wonderful and safe Christmas!

I was late getting in the “Christmas” mood this year! Normally we travel for the Christmas holidays so I don’t decorate our home. This year we hosted Christmas dinner for friends and family so I felt I needed to add a little festive decor around the house.

I love decorating with quilts, especially mini quilts, which are a great way to add pops of color to any room or space. I have 5 Babylock embroidery machines and  kept them super busy during December. I am having so much fun learning and creating with the Embroidery Software and then bringing the designs to life with the machines.

In my next few posts I plan to share all that I was able to get accomplished before Christmas.

Mug rugs are great gifts!  I was able to get these in the mail to arrive before Christmas:

For my fellow blogging friends Roseanne and Sue, from Home Sewn By Us:

Christmas 2018 HollyAlpha MR
Christmas 2018 Holly Alpha Mug Rug

For my brother in law and his partner:

Christmas 2018 Red Truck 1
Christmas 2018 Red Truck Mug Rug

For another friend:

Christmas 2018 Snowman Joy
Christmas 2018 Snowman Joy

Instead of batting I used foam to use as mouse pads for hubby and myself!

Christmas 2018 Ornament Joy
Christmas 2018 Mouse Pad
Christmas 2018 Scalloped Tree MR
Christmas 2018 Scalloped Tree MR

I was also able to finish my Riley Blake modern greek cross quilt!

Christmas 2018 Mod Cross Finished
Christmas 2018 Modern Cross Finished

I want to wish everyone a safe and Happy New Year!  Many Blessings to you and yours in 2019. 🙂

Modern Patchwork Christmas Trees

Hello Friends — between work, visiting family and looking for a new house I haven’t had time to  chat. Usually I’m organized and plan ahead with my Christmas gift giving– not this year 😦

I finished my  Christmas hexagon table topper that I started before Thanksgiving.

Christmas Hexie TR

Christmas Hexie TR

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I used fat quarters for this topper and had large scraps left over.

Christmas Hexie Scrap

Christmas Hexie Scrap

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Because of their odd shape my first inclination was to toss them out – then I had the famous “aha” moment by realizing I could cut the scraps into smaller triangles using my tri-recs ruler set.

Christmas Hexie Tri Recs

Christmas Hexie Tri Recs

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

One of my favorite quilt pattern/tutorials is Christa Watson’s Modern Trees. Using the tutorial as inspiration I created 4 mug rugs from the scraps.

christmas-mug-rugs

 

 

 

 

 

 

One gift down many more to go!

Hexie Gift Seft

Hexie Gift Seft

 

Topper : 23 inches

Mug Rug /Snack Mats : 7 x 9 inches

Fabric: Christmas bundle JoAnn Fabrics

outline quilting with walking foot

 

 

Gift #2

My husband’s family are big Green Bay Packer Fans. I made this wall hanging for my mother in law. Each panel was created with my embroidery machine including the quilting. I stitched the panels together added a backing, stitched in the ditch and added binding. If you have an embroidery machine and would like to make one you can purchase the Fabric Strip Trees design from Chantell’s Creations. I used the 7.8 x 11.7 inch file to create my wall-hanging.

 

I did manage to find time to make a small modern trees  wall hanging for myself!

Quilt measures 20 x 33. Fabric from my stash.

Christmas Patchwork Trees

Christmas Patchwork Trees

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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