I finished up a couple quilt just in the nick of time for Christmas Delivery this year. One of the quilts was a gift from my mom to my sister in law. She wanted a throw to put on a bench a friend was making her and she wanted it to be blue. My mom found a great pattern and got busy stitching it up. She did fantastic! I helped her to finish it up by quilting it and adding the binding so it would be ready to go! It really is a cool pattern and looks so nice with the snow. 🙂
Quilt number two was for my grandma. Another throw size quilt that will fit on the back of her couch. My mom and I pieced this one together and I quilted and bound it as well. The quilt kit was actually handed off to me by someone who wasn’t interested in making it. I am fairly sure it was dated 1998. 🙂 Almost 20 years! Put that baby together! This was a Block of the Month Sampler kit from Joann Fabrics. There were two small white pieces missing from the pre-cut kit, and I bet no one will even notice I replaced them with white shamrocks! For Love, not Luck.
Both of these have been gifted and hopefully will be well loved through the years!
I am a single dog mom of two and we happily reside in a small house in Ohio. We spend our days playing fetch, digging holes in the garden, and sewing, lots of sewing. We have high hopes of moving to the mountains someday. The dogs don’t really know that yet, but they will understand. I shamelessly hoard fabric and feel slightly sorry for whoever has to sort my stash when I am gone. I am employed full time in a industry that requires little of my creativity, but basically lets me wear whatever I want. So it works out.
I can usually be found behind one of my sewing machine avoiding human contact. I test a lot of clothing patterns and therefore always have a new outfit to share. You have most likely found my blog through some sort of sewing outlet and will quickly realize that I am sewing for a plus size body. For reference, I am 5'1 and wear a range from a 2-5x. Sizes change with every designer and you can't trust ready to wear sizing when you are making your own clothing. Your tape measure will become one of your most used tools and if you misplace them like I do, you should pick up several. I will be sharing the good, the bad, and the A-MA-ZING with you… So stay tuned. I will also try to teach you a few of my tricks along the way.
People always tells me they want to learn how to sew. My best advice is you have to start. Just do it! You are going to mess up, you will break needles, you will ruin the pretty fabric, you will stab your fingers, but you will learn. You will make something and you will wear it. Someone will say, “I like your shirt.” and you will smile and say, “Thanks, I made it.” You will race home and make something else. Pretty soon you have made more good things than bad and you will feel proud of yourself and you should. I will be proud of you too. :)
Ok, that is enough rambling, I have sewing to do. :) SequoiaLynn
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2 thoughts on “Christmas Quilts – Delivered”
So glad we worked on these projects together.
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Well done! They are both beautiful quilts! I recognize the kit from Joann’s, haha! I have some or most of them but haven’t even thought about it in decades! Some year! lol
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