It's hard to believe the year is almost over, isn't it? It's been a busy month for me with LOTS of gift making and party/luncheon attending - but SO much fun! One of the funnest things I made was this cute little Dresden Plate that measures only 2" across!
I call it a fashion accessory for a vintage sewing machine and I sent it to my mom to use on her old Singer 301. Blue is her favorite color. I forgot to put a note in the box explaining to her what it's for, so it'll be interesting to see if she can figure it out before I call her! LOL I really, really want to make a little quilt with these blocks now, but I need to find a 30* ruler to make cutting the blades easier - anyone know who makes one? You can find the tutorial for making your own HERE and you can see more color combinations and step by step instructions.
I made a few other gifts for my rug groups - a set of quilted zipper bags - - - -
- - - - and some quilted key fobs. (tutorial HERE)
I made myself a different version by paper piecing a long string of flying geese.
One of my groups had a wooly ornament exchange and these were all the wonderful items that were made for that.
Janet's son works for a company that makes high end messenger bags and journals using very dense 1/4" felt that costs $144/yd. He saves all the tiny scraps for her and she made this four-sided ornament using some of them.
My local quilt store has been doing a weekly giveaway on their Facebook page and I was lucky enough to be one of their winners. I received a yard of this lovely Jo Morton fabric - they even mailed it right to my house!
Some of the rugs projects I've seen this month include a couple of finished rugs by Sandy and Coralee.
Sandy started a new Santa rug.
Myra is replicating a photograph to make this wonderful landscape rug as a gift for her aunt. The moose were added from her imagination!
Nancy finished up this cute pillow using mostly leftover worms from her stash.
And she has begun a new floral.
I do a lot of string piecing when I quilt, and I usually just use thread snips to cut apart the sections as they come out of the machine. But when I saw this new gizmo I could see how helpful it would be, so I ordered one for myself.
It works great!
I hope you all have a very Merry Christmas! That's what I plan on doing!