Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Christmas gifts

I made just a couple gifts for Christmas this year; first is a set of potholders and dishtowels for my sister-in-law Amy C.
I was excited to use my Go! baby cutter to make this set after it had been stored away for a while. I think the tumblers are so cute and would like to make a bigger project with them sometime. For the dishtowels, I just used bar mop towels that I had on hand. I want to buy more flour sack dishtowels to pretty up, but I don't know if people (who I might give gifts to) would like them as much as I do.

And for Josh and Laura (my brother and his wife) I made this set:
orange and aqua kitchen gift 
I wasn't planning on including the aqua fabrics at first but they just sort of needed to be included. I like this color combination a lot. I put grommets in this set of potholders and had help from kids who were excited to help hammer. I am running low on the Katie Jump Rope red-orange fabrics and need to find a replacement!

And I got to open up this beauty on Christmas morning!
quilt made by my mom 
My mom made quilts for her grandkids the last two years (there are 15 with one more on the way!) and this year she made a quilt for each of us 6 kids. I asked for a fall quilt and I'm really happy with this one. :) I have a jelly roll of this same fabric line, I might make some pillows to go with it.

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p.s. I'm working on getting things ready for Focus on Free Motion Quilting, please come by next Tuesday (1/3) for the launch!

5 comments:

Elizabeth said...

Oh, I love it! All of it! Your towel & potholder sets are darling! And that quilt your mom made is really a lot of fun! What a post full of quilty eye candy!

xo -E

@pril said...

The gift sets are really cute. I like the eensy weensy tumblers best.

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Jessica said...

Oh! What beautiful towel and potholder sets! The quilt from your mom is lovely as well!

Amy said...

Nice job on the pot holders and towels! Sure do like the quilt your mother made. Could I be so bold to ask what pattern she used?

Coffee Break Whatever said...

Your work is truely inspirational to me! I am just getting back into quilting. I have a question tho...can you tell me (us!) how you go about cutting the squares..evenly. I don't intend to go smaller than 3" but using a rotary cutter, selfhealing matte and plastic see-thru with mearsurements templates, no matter how hard I try I can't get the all exactly straight.plus what kind of fabric do you use as I notice the thinner fabs don't hold shape as well. I would love it if you could do a blog about this..sure would help me to know how others are making a sucess of their quilting talents. Thanks for any tips!