Monday, November 5, 2007

First two Christmas quilt gifts...

I thought you might like to see the rest of the gift quilts. This is the first one I made in 2001. I was a little ambitious that year and made two of them. (I won't do that again). This one is for the name I picked, my husbands first cousin. The pattern was in a magazine (boy aren't you tired of reading that, I guess I use a lot of patterns from my magazines, I guess it is a good thing, I am getting my money's worth from them). The picture doesn't do it justice. The background is a beautiful shimmering gold fabric. The center of the stars were fussy cut from a fabric with angels. I is not big but she keeps it on her sofa at Christmas time. Everyone that saw this one wanted one but I told them even if I make it again it would not look the same because the fabrics would be different.

This is the other one in 2001. I was the name my husband picked. He picked our sister in law. It is a Hawaiian appliquéd quilt. I did the appliqués by hand then it was machine quilted echo stitch like the traditional Hawaiian quilts. It has a lot of quilting on it. My husband even helped my finish the quilting on it so he could say it was from him. This one was hard to give away. I really liked it. I recently got it back from her to put a sleeve on it so she could hang it. It is a wall hanging size. Not very big about 40x40. The border and corners were a challenge but I like the end result. This pattern is not from a magazine (aren't you glad?). It is from "Quilter's Complete Guide" by Fons and Porter, published by Oxmoor House.



That is all the quilt gifts for Christmas I have made so far. I am making a log cabin for my sister in law this year and as soon as I find a backing fabric I will get it quilted and take pictures. There are many other quilts I have made and given as birthday, graduation, wedding and get well occasions. I can maybe post some pictures of those later on.

Quilt til your arm falls off...

2 comments:

dot said...

What great Christmas quilts. They are just wonderful.

harts4Him said...

I am enjoying all your Christmas gift quilts. They are all so beautiful! You are such a generous person!