My friend Vicki is also on this hop. When we decided to join, we challenged each other to get as many Christmas UFOs finished. I started counting and I think I have about 20 Christmas UFOs. boy have we been working hard.
#1, 2, 3, and 4. Do you love Nancy Halverson patterns? I sure do!!! I can't believe all I had to do was sew on all the cute buttons on these little hangings.
They are small, 6 1/2" x 7". I figured almost 1/2 yard was used for the 4 of them. They are done!
#5 Next project to finish is #12 for the red work BOM I have been working on all year!
#6 Next project is another from my redwork club. 2011 I think. I still have several months to do, but decided to finish December's! LOL.....
The pattern is called Colorwork Calendar, #134, by Kim Goodrich, Once upon a vine co. 1/2 yard busted!
#7 Next is a Santa pillow. Vicki put together the kits for the two of us. so I am not sure of the pattern. it was fun to paint it. then I just outlined with black embroidery thread. I used a running stitch. Super simple. 1 yard busted.
#8 Next is The Sock Quilt. I first saw this on Pots and Pins. You can find the pattern HERE. At first Vicki and I decided to trade socks. then another group I am in - Thornberries - decided they wanted to trade socks too! Now, this is a big quilt! mine turned out 77 x 98. With all the socks swapping and trading, I just couldn't add them all. I quilted snowflakes all over the quilt. doesn't it look like a quilt to cuddle up in with hot chocolate? Love this quilt! Thanks girls for swapping with me!
OK, a question for you! This is the first time I have used homespun on my borders. sigh.... big sigh.... I didn't realize that homespuns are really different than cottons. I have used homespuns lots of times in my quilts. never for the borders. it stretched and puckered and looked awful after I quilted it. I have a HQ16. My quilts have always been pretty square. Well, it had a green border after the red border. Gone! I cut it off. So it's a little smaller. I still like it. Oh, so back to the question. What hints can you give me on homespun fabrics? Please advise. I really like homespun, and would like to use it again. Thanks! 12 1/2 yards busted!
#9 Next quilt! this is an Amy Bradley pattern. Love me some Amy Bradley! The pattern is Merry Christmas. the faces are sooo cute in this pattern. Vicki and I wanted to make the whole quilt. We talked about it off and on for a while. one day, the kit to make the penguin quilt arrived. but instead of 1 block there where 9 different penguins! She provided me with the background, everything fused and the sashing. I had to cut out all the pieces! LOL... Thank you Vicki! This is such a happy quilt. I quilted snowflakes on this one too. it turned out much better than the socks! busted 5 3/8 yards.
#10 Next, oh my heart be still.... back in 2011 this was our project for redwork club. Winter Wonderland by Crabapple Hill. Love, love this pattern. I have seen it in red, blue, green, purple and scrappy. On one I saw, there were crystals at every place there was a French knot. and let me tell you there are a lot of French knots here! LOL..... every one of them absolutely beautiful! Thank goodness for this hop, cuz it has really helped me to get this done. Again I used snowflakes to quilt it. enough of snowflakes! promise next one will not have snowflakes! LOL... I used 7 7/8 yards of fabric here! All I had to buy was the batting.
#11 Again a Nancy Halverson pattern. another Vicki project. she is such a sweetie!! Fa La La Pillow. I should have thought about this a bit. I should have quilted the pillow then added the applique. would have been much easier! I do like and it is a happy Christmas pillow! Oh I just realized I have to put the mustache on! I need to find it! LOL......
#12. hmmmmm, another Nancy Halverson pattern! The Shepherd Quilt. I belong to a group of quilters that has been together close to 15 years. they are a great bunch of girls. We are the Thornberries. I mentioned them earlier. We have laughed together, cried together, and quilted together. And we have swapped a lot! Last year we swapped sheep! I could make everyone of Nancy H's quilts. They are so whimsical and happy and sweet too. I used 5 3/8 yards of fabric for this one. This pic is only of the top, but it is quilted! promise! I just need to bind it. it's already squared up with the binding sewn on - just the hand part to do!
#13 ok, I am sneaking one more quilt in! this is called winter wonderland. Totally different from the quilt above. Vicki found the pattern at Piece N Quilt back in Sept of 2010. Vicki collected lots of Nancy Halverson fabric and shared. There is so much fabric left over, that I will be looking for a cool pattern to use for us.
I finished the top on Saturday, ran to the store because I wanted this one to have minkee on the back! oh my goodness!!! This is the first time I have attempted to use minkee on the back of a quilt. 7 1/8 yards busted. I have a friend Toni, that does it all the time. Her quilts are so cuddleable. is that a word? you just want to snuggle up in one of her quilts. so I might have to keep this one! LOL.....
Again, this is the top only you see. because it's only half quilted. it is still on the frame. So, I didn't quite get all 13 done, but they are sooooo close. considering that when I signed up to do the hop, these projects were in pieces. amazing what you can get done when you put your mind to it.
So my grand total of fabric busted is 41 7/8 yards! Not to bad........
here is the schedule for today! Let's see what the others are up to......
Transitions For Meee - My friend and cohort!
A Little Bit of Lorene - Me!!!!
Are you still here? good! thanks for reading to the very end! for the drawing I would like to give away one of the little Nancy Halverson mini's I finished. Your choice. I will pick a name on Saturday the 10th. You must be a follower. Please share your favorite holiday! Mine is Christmas, Halloween, Valentines, birthdays, Easter..... I love them all! oh, and please make sure I have a way to contact you.