More Christmas Quilts 2012

 

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We all think that we will remember everything. Especially important things. I am here to tell you that it doesn’t work that way. I am constantly walking into a room and asking myself why I am there. After a minute or two I pull a “Sesame Street” and remember to make “the first thing I saw the last” and work my way back to the moment where I left one room for another. Sounds squirrely but, oh well. It works.

Using a blog to keep track of projects and hobbies has proven to be a perfect journal. Not the kind that contains ruminating or philosophy or secrets. I have that journal somewhere else. This journal makes it really fun to look back . I feel productive when I do.

That said, here are more of the quilts I made for Christmas this year. I ordered my little labels from Jennifer’s Jewels on Etsy which say FUNKY STUFF and my name. Many of the quilts are made with FUNKY fabric so it has been fun to attach the labels.

 

 

The quilt above is one I am keeping for myself. It turned out to be one of my favorites.

 

 

I decided to machine pleat some of the strips for this quilt. It gave the quilt a funky, fun look.

 

Someone always wants a quilt with dogs. Here they are. Cute fabric from Hancock’s. I bound each quilt by hand “on principle”. I had pioneer women on my mind much of the time I was sewing. They made WHOLE quilts entirely by hand with stitches that could barely be seen. My finished bindings are far from that but each finished quilt was satisfying to make and fun to finish so that I could start the next one.

 

 

This is the other quilt that I am keeping for myself. It is a square and is tied. The binding is fabric cut wide and sewn to both sides by hand like bias tape. The wide border/binding looks really nice.

 

 

And, finally . . . this little quilt is for a cowgirl I know who is four.

” A bed without a quilt is like a sky without stars.”

-Unknown-

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