Monday, December 21, 2020

Handmade gifts galore!

This year the majority of my gifts are handmade.
For the littlest grandkids...quilts.
First, Fancy Forest by Elizabeth Hartmann for the baby.

My youngest granddaughter gets Le Jardin by Bunnyhill.
I even wrote her name in the corner. 
Both of these quilts were hand guided free motion and ruler work 
with Le Jardin having some computer borders.
The baby also gets this quilt from my daughter. 
She designed, drafted and pieced it using a purchased pattern for the fox.

And details of the quilting I did.

My daughter's family will receive this cuddly quilt backed in minky.
Quilted it using one of my favorite edge to edge patterns.
                                   I made two of these collage quilts from Laura Heine for my sister and one for my DIL.

The hardest things I made were these pencil cases with a pattern ByAnnie called Flipping Out.

I am still working on charity quilts; but alas, with the pandemic, no one will accept them.
 I will hold on to them to gift in the future.
So what is next...
I am piecing a sampler quilt using stash fabrics for 
A Year of Stars,
a year long tutorial on free motion and ruler quilting by Natalia Bonner starting Jan. 1st.
I'll have a red and green quilt to gift next year!

Wishing you all a happy holiday season! 

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