Sunday, December 30, 2012

Belated Christmas

Today we're celebrating our Christmas since we worked the holiday. Sometimes it's nice to have an extra couple days to get things done.

While my goal this year was to make hand-crafted gifts for most of the family, I only accomplished two projects. The first was a set of six quilted Christmas placemats for my mom. I started these earlier in the year when I signed up for a Craftsy class (Quilting Quickly by Jenny Doan). It was also my first attempt at free-motion quilting, too. Boy, that takes some practice!

The second project was a Santa doll for my brother and sister-in-law. I used Gail Wilson's "Linsey-Woolsey Santa pattern. He's about 13 1/2 inches tall. For his robe, cape and hood, I found some fabric scraps (from curtains, I believe.) It frayed quite a bit, but I like the texture and pattern. I made the cord for his belt, using a gadget called the Diva Cord Maker.



Molly Martino said...

Hi Deanna,

It is always nice to have a few extra days to be ready for Christmas when that day was missed due to work schedules.

Your placemats are lovely! Your Mom had to be delighted to receive them. And the Santa is wonderfully put together, which is never surprising with your talented busy hands! I also love the material for the Santa's costume & print.

Merry Christmas!

Olga Bogoroditskaya said...

Happy new year!