I am hoping that you will have a Merry Christmas! Here are some
of the projects I was trying to finish up last week. The fabric
postcard above, was sent to me from Mary. Didn’t she do a great
job? I love getting these in the mail. I was surprised that the
buttons didn’t break or get hooked in the mail sorting machines.
This cute quilt was made by Anna, for her grand daughter.
There were 20 blocks in each quilt and they were all hand
embroidered. Anna is very talented when it comes to hand
Who can resist these cute animals?
The sunfish looks kind of tired though.
I used a purple and white polyester thread. In the blocks,
I stitched around all the embroidery and the block. I thought
that the space needed some extra stitching, to hold the block
down, so I quilted in some swirls. When the whole quilt is laid out,
it looks like flowers. In the sashing, I stitched leaves and added
more swirls to finish off the flower.
Here is what the backing looks like. The purple fabric
blends well with the top of the quilt and the stitching
stands out really well too.
Here is the second quilt that Anna made. She was one
busy lady this past year. I love the green fabric too.
In the sashing, I quilted a wavy line. I wanted to quilt
this one a little different from the first one. These 2 quilts
were going to sisters so I wanted them to be slightly different
from one another.
I also used a white and green polyester thread and again
stitched around the embroidery and the outside of the block.
This time, I quilted hearts in the corners of the white blocks.
The backing is a solid green color and the stitching shows
beautifully as well.
Again, from our house to yours, have a Merry Christmas!