Saturday, December 21, 2013

Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, Peace and Joy...

Santa is coming!  I can finally relax and enjoy like this munchkin does...

I had a busy few weeks finishing up Christmas quilts and last minute gifts for clients....
This one was just a buttery soft flannel yardage, batting, and minkee batting that someone was making as a snuggle blanket for the kids.   So soft,  a perfect quick gift for someone!  Free hand loops, swirls, stars and hearts.
A beginner quilter made this lovely quilt for her daughter as a gift -  with minkee backing.   Minkee on anything just makes it so much more luxurious!      Freehand loops, snowflakes, swirls and holly leaves.
minkee backing....stitching patterns turn out so well with this fabric!
A sweet quick baby gift -  do you remember these Richard Scary books from the 70's  or am I the only one that remembers searching for the 'gold bug'  on each page!?
hands and hearts pantograph....
Finally, if you are looking for a last minute gift idea for yourself or a fellow quilter, these snips are amazing.  (famore cutlery,  aurifil poly thread) Plus,  they are rainbow finished metallic.  Super cool!

Wishing you all a lot of love, happiness and rest during this holiday season.   Spend lots of time doing nothing, being lazy,  slowing down, and enjoying the extra moments of nothingness that the rest of the year doesn't always bring us.     


  1. Merry Christmas Andrea! Enjoy your down time with your family.

  2. What a fabulous post! I remember staring at my parents angel chimes too! That "beginner's" quilting is just beautiful! Oh yes, I remember the Richard Scary books...thanks for the memory! Merry Christmas to you and yours this season, and wishes for a healthy and happy 2014!

  3. Bonnie2:11 PM

    I Love the Binky material also! Have used the different kinds for several baby quilts! Lovely Quilting!! Have a Happy and Safe Holiday season!!

  4. Blessings to you and yours as the new year approaches. Thank you for all the sharing you do for us all year long. I have learned from you and am grateful for that. Happy 2014.

  5. Merry Christmas to you and yours, Andrea!

  6. I hope you have survived the mayhem and are relaxing with your all your men.


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