Sunday, January 11, 2009

Back from England! and still talking about Christmas...

Yes, I've made it safely back to the States after a two-week trip to England with my fiance'. We had a wonderful time! I may post more about it later but for now I want to catch up on what I made for Christmas. But, if you're dying to hear about England go to John's blog and/or his Flickr.

So, it was almost entirely a handmade Christmas this year (minus the IPod docking station bought during 'black Friday' for John)..
Both of my sisters received a handmade throw-size quilt.
This is the quilt I made for Tasha. It is made of Amy Butler fabrics and matching 'blenders' (blenders were largely thanks to Phoebe's wonderful eye for color!). The pattern is Scrappy Circles by CarolinaPatchworks. Very fun pattern. Hopefully this will go well with the couch Tasha will be buying soon from Ikea.

This is the quilt I made for Melissa. Her and her boyfriend recently moved into a brand new home and Melissa had recovered the dining room chairs in a brown and blue fabric. She gave me a swatch and (again with Phoebe's assistance) I tried to match it as well as I could. The pattern is In and Out by Blue Underground Studios.

Both of them seemed pretty pleased which was exciting.

This is what I made for my parents. It's a small wall hanging quilt. I bought a kit from Batiks Etcetera and tweaked the fabric a bit.. It's a pattern from McKenna Ryan PineNeedles. I did fusible applique and just quilted around to highlight some details. I was pretty happy with how it came out.

Well, unfortunately I think I'm getting sick so that's it for now.. Gonna go get some rest.