Merry Christmas! Hopefully it has been a fun and relaxing day for everyone. I tried to mix in some handmade gifts with store bought, as I always do. This is part 1 as we have one. Ore Christmas celebration on Friday with close friends.
The pattern is called Scandinavian Style. My mil is from Finland and she lives Scandinavian design. The fabric is Nancy Halvorsen for Benartex and I believe is called “Santa’s Coming”. The runner measures 57.5″ wide by 17″ high.
The quilting is the Let it Snow pantograph from Urban Elementz. I like how it is Christmasy without being over the top. Given she has Reds in her living room and family room, she can use this from December until March.
I think she likes it. Trust me, she is probably annoyed I am making her take a photo!!!
One of my favorite Quilt Market finds this year was a printer to print photos on cotton. Most of the ones that I had seen printed on stuff, starchy cotton that didn’t feel soft. The one I got from Sawgrass prints on soft cotton and the fabric holds the color even with washing.
Rob is holding the first wall hanging / quilt I made from photo prints and was a gift for my Mom. The prints are of my brother Michael and I when we were kids. The fabric was from my stash and is two different blueberry prints that I bought years ago to make something for the house in Maine I haven’t yet bought. I used blue cornerstones to tie in the fabric to my mothers blue decor and the binding is a plaid print that matches the blueberries.
Here is a close up of the photos. Remember these were all taken in the 70’s and then scanned in. I think the color is great, especially after washing. The quilting is obviously an orange peel which came with my Pro-Stitcher. I did quilt thought the photos but in other projects I quilted around the people so as not to stitch through the faces.
Mom liked it! We will figure out where to hang it today.
I didn’t do the Sunday rooster because that is a day of rest, duh. (Actually I only had 1/ of these towels!)
Our mail carrier always gets a nice tip but this year she got a tea towel too. And one of my new longarm customers got one for her kitchen too. I did a few projects for her in December and wanted to thank her.
My boss (and friend) got this holiday-themed martini table runner for a combined birthday / Christmas gift. Martinis are definitely in order with our jobs!!! I didn’t take a good photo, but fortunately Lynn sent me this photo.
A few more handmade gifts to come next weekend. Unfortunately I forgot to photograph a few too, but you get the idea. I hope everyone is enjoying their handmade gifts. We are very grateful for the lovely things people picked for us too!