After spending a week in Virginia with the fam, I’m back in Austin and ready to post some of the presents I gave to my loved ones for Christmas! First up is the red & white queen size quilt I made for my older sister and her hubby. I used the Butter Churn pattern from the American Patchwork & Quilting Magazine, February 2013. The pattern is a churn dash variation. I had it professionally long-armed. The adorable pooch on the bed is my sister’s dog, Angel-pie.
Next up is the quilt I made for my Mama, who is the original quilter in the family. I figure I’ve been quilting just over a year, a quilt for her is probably overdue! I found some bird fabric I knew she’d love at one of the Austin MQG’s sew-ins, and bought a few fat quarters to match. I then paired it with some random fabric from my stash. I’d been wanting a strip rectangle quilt, and I think the fabrics play nicely with one another. This one is a large lap size.
My brother-in-law is a fan of The Christmas Story, so naturally I had to make my nephew a pink bunny costume this year. Last year I made Jason this felt ornament, which I shamelessly copied from this person on flickr.
The costume turned out okay, I should have tried harder with making the ears stick up, but to be totally honest just wasn’t willing to spend multiple hours on something Nick was only going to wear for 5 minutes. He still looks adorable!
While home I also snapped a few photos of things I’ve made for family over the past year that now reside in Virginia. I designed and embroidered this pillow for my Mom for Christmas last year. Full disclosure, I gave my mom the fabric panel with the wool applique & embroidery, and she made the pillow. 🙂
This is a diaper bag I made for my sister last year:
And finally, I spent a little time needle-felting while home this year and made this lil snowman. I want to work on ornaments throughout the year so that I can have a tree full of handmade ornaments come Christmas 2014.
I leave you with a pic of my doggies hanging out on their favorite couch. Happy New Year! (Linking up to WIP Wednesday with Freshly Pieced)