Friday, January 1, 2010
Happy New Year!
I promised pictures and here they are! These are the last few projects I made in '09.
Above are Nan's Bakewell Tarts. Well, these are the ones I made that are similar to the ones our Nan used to make. Nan was from England and she passed away in November of '08. We have dearly missed her. She is actually my husband's grandmother, but she loved me like I was her own granddaughter, and I loved her like she was my own grandmother too. She made Bakewell's by the dozens every year for the family at Christmas. We all got to take some home on Christmas night and they were divine!
So now I keep up the tradition and make them for Christmas, but mine are not quite as good as hers were. I need to keep practicing!
This is a Christmas quilt I worked up very fast and didn't have time to quilt it before Christmas. So I just hung it up anyway! I used Nancy Halvorsen's Christmas panel and line of fabric from Benartex. Sooooo cute for Christmas.
Notice anything different about this flag? It's a vintage 48 star flag. A gift for my dad who is a retired history teacher and loves historical items like this. I hand appliqued it to the cream background, then added a skinny red flange, a dark blue paisley border. Then I hand-quilted the whole thing and bound it. I also added a couple of loops for hanging it on a wall on the back.
Dad really liked this- or so I hear- I still need to chat with him because he has been out of town.
This is a gift for my mom. I made it out of a charm pack of Shangri-La by Moda a while ago, and finally finished it. I added the corner triangles, some raggy posies, and quilted it. The quilting got all bumpy and nubby when I washed it-yummy! She really loves this-I know because she saw it before it was done and commented.
This is simply a cute quilt made in Christmas Gracies that I made last year. This year I got the binding on it though--so now it's done and I love it.
We got all of our Christmas things put away today-yippee! I love when it all goes away as much as when it all comes out.
No Schnibbles last month-----I tried the Tuffets pattern- got some bits cut out and tossed them. I lost patience well before I should have. I knew the pieces were just too tiny for a busy December. I actually made a different one-a quilt, and it is not quite done. It will be cute though and I will keep it secret just in case that pattern gets chosen in the next few months.