I’m slowly working on finishing some of the quicker items on my UFO list. I am truly enjoying being semi – retired 🙂 I work on Etsy orders in the morning and if hubby and I don’t have errands I can work on quilting projects in the afternoon while he plays golf! So far it’s working great…
First I want to introduce you to my first grandchild — Evelyn. Isn’t she a cutie?!! She looks beautiful on the charm pack bear paw quilt I made for her!
I’m calling the quilt below Rustic Christmas. When Joann Fabrics introduced their premium cotton line I purchased quarter yard pieces of several prints. Rustic Christmas is made with 7 fabrics from one of their Christmas collections. I love the deep reds and greens — so warm and inviting! I often struggle with what to do with big prints – since I only had quarter yard cuts I had the brilliant idea of just sewing them all together.
The quilt measures 42 x 63. Very simple straight line quilting echoing the seams. I machine stitched the binding. Thankfully my local JoAnn’s still had fabric available that I was able to use for the backing. This quilt will be perfect for my office couch this Christmas!
close up of each of the prints I used. The Reindeer fabric is my favorite 🙂
We have friends visiting from Maryland so I made a gift for them for the Easter Season. You know how much I love to mix in a little embroidery with my quilting! The designs I used were purchased from Embroidery Library. I used Sulky Rayon threads for the embroidery and quilting– it was a perfect match! The banner measures 12 x 21 inches.
I love florals — this blue and cream is beautiful!
Until next time – Happy Quilting and Sewing