Midnight Quilt Mania

Friday, December 24, 2010

Merry Christmas!

It has been forever since I posted here on the blog. I've just been going in a hundred different directions lately. I'm sure you know the feeling. I confess, I made no handmade Christmas cards this year. I'll have to do some stamping soon or I won't be able to justify any more new PTI stamps. :O

I've been doing more sewing and quilting lately, including this table runner that I made as a Christmas present for my Mom. This is the first project that I pieced, quilted and bound all by myself.

I made some mistakes (next time match bobbin thread to backing material), learned to bind (had to rip it all out once but I'm glad I did) but in the end, I was really happy with the finished piece and more importantly, so was my Mom!

I also made a small quilted wall hanging for my SIL with an appliqued snowman. I finished binding it at 4:00 a.m. of the day we were going to see them for our Christmas get together so no photos. Maybe she'll take one and send it to me so I can post it. I plan to make some more of them for other family members. It was a pretty simple project once I chose the fabrics I wanted to use for each piece. I am not super confident about mixing and matching fabric so that part takes me a while.

Well, I hope you all have a Merry Christmas. We're super excited here at our house today waiting for Santa to arrive tonight. I'll be back on the blog in the new year with some more projects, I promise!