Quilts 2011

27 December 2011

And exhale........

Christmas 2011 is in the books.  I sewed until my eyes were crossed, spent wonderful time with the family, didn't get much for decorations up other than the tree, traveled a bit, spent a whole day in my pajamas, got some naps in, and ate way too much sugar.  Successful Christmas!

One of the best parts - having our brand new niece around for her first Christmas!  Here's the cutie patootie with our son after his church Christmas program.  She's only 3 1/2 months old, but they've already got a connection!  

So I sewed a butt load of stuff for this Christmas - 2 t-shirt quilts, a table runner, 2 zippered pouches, a toaster cozy, a minky/flannel blanket, a bib, and an ipod case.  And the only thing I have a picture of at this point is the ipod case (well, the one t-shirt quilt I already posted.)  The rest of the pictures are on my camera.  And the batteries got robbed from my camera to go in our son's Air Hog helicopter present after we neglected to buy batteries for it.  (And can I say that that Air Hog is the most annoying sound in the world?!  It's like a beeping blender flying around our house, crashing into everything. No damage was done to house or people, other than a splitting headache that resulted.  And I'll admit I was a tad happy the helicopter got into some of my fiberfill stuffing and wrapped around the rotor, causing it to stop spinning.  I rescued it, but hid it soon after.)  

Anyhow, once I get more batteries I'll post pictures of all the stuff.  In the meantime, here's the ipod case I made up for the kiddos.  It seems "Ben 10"ish to me.   Which works for our Ben 10 loving kiddo.  

It's got that super hard (and super expensive) double sided fusible interfacing.  I have a bunch leftover after making a diaper bag for the cute baby up above.  The pattern told you to buy 3 yards(and it was like $10/yard!  Thank goodness Hancock lets you use the 40% off fabric coupon on the interfacing).  I was so ticked when I used just over 1 1/2 yards.  So now I have lots of it left over.

When the LQS down the street from our house went out of business, I grabbed a package of grommets.  This was the first time I had ever used them before - it was fun working with them!  For this project they serve no purpose other than to look cool.  And according to the Kiddo, they pass as cool.

The inside is flannel, outside a grey Kona.  And I got to try out a decorative stitch that I've never used before.  

So there's one of the many projects from December.  More to come! (Once I make it to the store for more batteries...)

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