Friday, December 27, 2013

Earbuds and Socks

...were some of the gifts that I had made as Christmas gifts for my family.

The earbud pattern can be found at Erin Erickson website:
I was so happy to come across this pattern the week before Christmas since I was looking for new items to use as stocking stuffers this year. This pattern comes together very quickly. My only mistake in following the directions was with the first earbud, the blue one. The zipper tab was placed in the wrong direction, but that really is no big deal since it can still be unzipped and zipped.

The other gift that I was able to complete in time for Christmas was this pair of socks for my daughter. My husband's socks are still on the knitting needles and hopefully will be finished by end of this year. So from now until the New Year, I will be knitting.

Monday, December 9, 2013

A St. Nicholas Day Gift

I was a wee bit late in getting this project done in time for the Feast of St. Nicholas, Dec. 6. I spent the day after the feast day finishing up the quilting. This gift is headed to my mom since she has sent me boxes of her fabrics to use in my quilts. All minus the yellow fabric were from her stash.

This pattern, Fun Poinsettia, is from Sew Kind of Wonderful ( I didn't have the curve ruler that she suggests. Instead, I used a curve ruler with lots of curves that I already own and selected a curve that worked close to the directions on the placement of the ruler. I had to make some modifications since the curve was slightly off. Also, I only made one flower since I only had enough fabric for one. Piecing was done on Davis NVF since the walking foot on that machine is easy to use for curves. Quilting was done with the Davis NVF, along with part of the binding. The decorative stitching on the binding was done with the Necchi Supernova.