12.28.2010

Quilted Gifts, I can finally show you or not.

I made a few things as gifts this year -- and now that I can show you without the chance of ruining the surprise... I am realizing I never really took final pictures of things. 

*smacking my hand on my head*

I guess I didn't even trusted myself with pictures in fear I would ruin the surprises. 

Oh well.  Remember the purple table runner I was working on here and here?  Well, here is the almost done shot of it.  It's quilted with big loopy-doopies (very technical quilt term) and I just hadn't added the binding yet.  I went with scrappy purple binding and it sure was a hit come present opening time!!


And, yes, I failed a second time... remember that red and pink girly table runner I was working on and teased you with here

Well, it turned out to be so darn beautiful -- one of my favorites!!  I think I got away with only using 5 fat quarters in total for this project!  I went with a more simple quilting diagonally through the diamonds.  The binding ended up being made from that darker red color (I think).

I can see making up a few more of these in different color schemes for other holidays! 

I also finished the mug rugs I began to show you here.  And nope, I'm a dork and didn't take a finished picture of these either.  Total failure on my part x 3.
Maybe I should have called this post Invisible Finshed Quilted Gifts.  Oh well.  Just means I will have to grab a snap of these being used down the road.

And yes, my machine is humming again.  Can't wait to show you what's cookin' now!

8 comments:

KJ@letsgoflyakite said...

THey are beautiful!! Great job!!

Wendy said...

My favorite is the pink and red table runner. Really pretty!

Btw, I made a Kite Quilt for my grandson and was so excited to see him open it (he loved it!) that I forgot to take pics of him WITH it. And I REALLY wanted to put them in a scrap book I'm keeping. DUH! Oh well, live and learn!

What we can see of your gifts are awesome so I'm sure they turned out great!

Kristin Dudish said...

Wow - I am so impressed by (and jealous of) your sewing skills... beautiful :)

xo
Kristin

Jo said...

I'm exactly the same Christie - slave away on something then give it away and forget to photograph it! So I can sympathise :-( At least you have 'in progress' pictures. They look fantastic. Hope you and your family had a lovely Christmas x

Rebecca said...

Beautiful work... Ya know, You could teach us little sewing exercises. Like very basic for some of us.

Forgot to say how happy I am about your new camera.

Seaweed and Raine said...

You are in good company! The biggest sewing project I undertook for Christmas - and I failed to take a photo of it too!!! (Luckily for me, my sister is driving back this way - so I will try to get a photo of it then!) I hope you do get a good shot of your finished products - I'd love to see them :)

Terra said...

These are really pretty! I really like the red and green one.

Quiltstory said...

So cute! what great projects! Thanks for linking to Quiltstory!

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