Monday, December 26, 2011

Christmas gifts...

I made a quilt for RB. It was a lot of work and I would do it again in a heartbeat.

I made it with 2 Moda Jelly Rolls - it's all flannel.
I didn't have a pattern to follow - did a take on the split rail fence pattern. Of course because of this, at one point I had 13 blocks I had to take apart and sew differently. I was a tad aggravated - but I always felt like I would finish it.

I found the border fabric at Heartworks Quilt shop down in Fly Creek on route 28, the back came from Joann's fabric - I lucked out and found 108" wide fabric so I wouldn't have to sew two pieces together. I was so amazed at how well it all came together.

This was a fluke - we went to a winery and saw a "Redneck Wine" glass, it was a large mason jar on top of a candle stick but it was a little crooked and I didn't want to spend $8.00 for it. So the next day I was on a mission to find candle sticks, glass glue, beads and I already had mason jars in the basement - and I went to RB's house and we created our own version - called "Hill Billy Wine Glasses". They came out way better than I expected!

I also made dishcloths - knit ones - they came out great and I was able to make enough to give them to 9 people!!!!

Christmas was wonderful.... I feel very blessed to have RB, BP, and so many others in my life....




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