Thursday, December 25, 2008

Merry Christmas........the gifts are done!!!!

Well family was due to arrive at 4pm and I put the last stitches into the binding of the last quilt at 3:30pm. Took quick photos, wrapped them and hopped into the shower. While I was in the shower 1/2 of our company arrived LOL. Everything I made was very well received :)
Here's my daughter's quilt. This has been 2 years in the making. I stitched out the blocks in December/January 2007 and got the top assembled that May (intending to give it to her on her 14th birthday - she got the top for her birthday LOL) and actually loaded it onto the fram at one point but wound up taking it off the frame to quilt something more pressing at the time.

I also managed to get the logo she designed for her "club" digitized by my friend Melissa and stitched it out onto a black fleece jacket. She was tickled pink with that (I think she was almost more excited about the jacket than she was her new laptop LOL).

This is the quilt that my Mother-in-Law started in a class we took 4 or 5 years ago. She made one of the blocks and then handed it over to me to finish for her LOL. I finished the top at retreat this past fall and got it quilted and bound for her for Christmas. She was so excited I thought she was gonna cry. Now she mentioned bringing another of the quilts she started in a miscellaneous class we took together over for me to finish. LOL

Here's the quilt I finished for my uncle. The border fabric is camoflauge with footballs and the backing is a combination of camo flannel and football flannel. He loves to watch football and used to go hunting alot when he was younger. He's very happy with it :)

And this is the quilt I finished for my cousin. He's 11 years older than me but we have been pretty close since I was a teen. He is also my daughter's godfather.I remember when I was a kid we used to listen to Beatles records (yes albums.....vinyl) in the living room at his house. Those were the days! Hence the Beatles fabric on the back. He just loves the wild lime green with the blacks & whites.

Boy am I glad that Christmas is over for the year. I need a break LOL

I hope evryone had a very Merry Christmas :)


Vicki W said...

All of the quilts turned out great. You must have some very happy people around there today!

Lori in South Dakota said...

all your quilts turned out beautiful. What great gifts!

Patchwork Penguin said...

Oh you did a great job BFF!!!! Congratulations!!!

Kathy Wagner said...

Wow Beth! That is quite an amazing accomplishment! Each quilt is wonderful, but I especially think the B & W with lime is striking!