Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Crafty Little Elf!!

Getting ready for Christmas has meant spending LOTS of time in my craft room. I don't know why I always go overboard in my ideas of what I can accomplish. I just get so many cute patterns and think I can finish 25 projects in a few months--We shall see!! I have MANY unfinished projects that still need to get finished before Christmas, but here are a few of the completed ones.
First, is a tablerunner for my sister. I got the pattern from Marcie (Top This--Quilts and More Magazine) and picked the fabrics from the sale rack at CraftWarehouse, so they are not a named group. I LOVE the way it all went together, except my horrible quilting--I stitched in the ditch (and out of the ditch)(and over the ditch) (and all around the ditch). I am also making a Disappearing 9 patch quilt to match using Marcie's very own pattern--pictures to come soon.

I also finished my Christmas tablerunner for my own counter. I actually got it done about a week after Thanksgiving, so that was pretty good timing--for me:) It ended up being a lot harder than the pattern said, but I liked the finished product. The pattern was Shooting Stars from Fons and Porter's--Easy Quilts Magazine. The fabric was just a bunch of random Christmas prints that I picked out and matched up. I also stitched in the ditch (poorly) and quilted 1/4 inch around all of the stars(except the big one--too much turning).

My favorite part is the checked inner order and binding. That was the first fabric I picked out and the rest had to match IT:)

I had quite a bit of extra fabric, so I made another smaller runner for my table. I used Camille's Tablerunner pattern from her blog tutorial. I cut 4 inch squares--instead of 5 inch--because I already had 4 inch strips.
Once again my favorite part is the binding and border--I love the checks. AND once again my least favorite part is the quilting--stitch in the ditch of course!!

I made another raggy quilt as a baby boy gift for Emily and Brock and still love the blue, brown, yellow combination. However my fingers are still a bit tingly from all of the snipping around the squares--it was worth it for Emily!!
Once again I used Camille's tablerunner pattern for a birthday gift for my mother-in-law, Marilee. She loves Purple--so that is what she got:) I am making something else out of this pretty purple fabric, but she will just have to wait and see what it is--surprise surprise!!!

Somehow this picture got lost on my camara for a while. I made this quilt way back in the beginning of November or end of September. I used leftover fabric from my Fall tablerunners and used the Disappearing 9 patch tutorial from Moda Bake Shop--It was for a table topper, but my table is NOWHERE near that big, so it is a lap quilt for us:)

Well I better get back to work--Christmas is not going to wait for me to finish up. I have this fear of not finishing and having to go out shopping for gifts on Christmas Eve--Yikes!!


marciekoch said...

I love all your projects! :) You're awesome!

Countrylivn' said...

You've got some major talent! I love them all, looks like you are working hard!

Marilee said...

You are so crafty and this mother in law LOVES her purple table runner!!! I can hardly wait to see the surprise. : )

Connie~ said...

I love looking at your creations! You are so crafty!

Brock and Emily Gibbons said...

OH my goodness you have been SO busy! I can't even believe you took the time to make that blanket!!!! THANKS SO MUCH!!!!! I ABSOLUTELY LOVE IT! I took it to work and everyone just about died they thought it was so cute! thanks a bunch jessica!

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