Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Spreading a little Christmas Cheer

This year I hand-made some Christmas ornaments for teacher gifts, ornament exchange gifts, co-worker gifts, etc.  It was an easy project and the results are cute.  I pieced and machine-quilted these together.  Instead of binding them, I left the rough edges.  I think it adds to the charm.



Here are the backs of the ornaments. 


I've also been working on two quilts that will be Christmas gifts for family members.  Remember the Patriotic Quilt that I'm making for my mother?  Well, I'm hand stitching the binding and then I will be DONE!  Woohoo!!!


I also started a quilt for my brother.  I just finished hand-appliqueing everything down and I will be ready to start quilting this evening when I get home from work.  It's crunch time!


To give you an idea of the size of this thing, the longhorn image is as wide as my dining table (48 in.), which is the table it's laying across in this picture.



I still haven't completely decided on the quilting for this one, but I've got at least 7 hours to figure it out before I need to start.  No problem...

My brother and I are both graduates from the University of Texas (Hook'em Horns!) and I thought this would be a fun and unique gift just for him.  He might need to share this quilt while I'm visiting because I have a feeling it's going to hurt a little bit to give this one away.

17 comments:

  1. Love the ornaments! I love that collection; I have a bundle but I haven't had time to use it yet. I plan to make lots of Christmas stuff next July!!

    That's a big longhorn!!

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  2. Very cute little ornaments! Every year I swear to myself I will make some ornaments and every year I run out of time to do it. These are so cute and look so doable!

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  3. Love the ornaments. They are super cute. I need some simple ornaments. I absolutely love that Longhorn.

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  4. Cute stuff!! Even the longhorn ;)

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  5. the stockings make lovely gifts and the quilts wonderful, please a photo of the one for your Mum when it is complete, you are teasing showing just the binding

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  6. Cute stockings and your longhorn quilt....awesome! Thanks for sharing.
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  7. Your ornaments are too cute! And I love how the Longhorn quilt is coming out- very true to your vision. Good luck with the quilting (and it's good to see you again)!

    :) Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation

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    1. and thank you so much for sharing this at Needle and Thread Thursday!

      :) Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation

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  8. Cute ornaments. The longhorn is going to be an amazing gift. I won't tell my niece that I just said that--she graduated from Texas A&M.

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  9. Those little stockings are just darling.

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  10. I love all of your ornaments together!! They look fabulous hanging in your yard - they will look so great on the trees of the people that get them. I have never appliqued anything by hand! Your quilt is amazing!

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  11. You'll just have to make two of those UT quilts. Love the ornaments.

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  12. Those ornaments are so cute!
    Your UT quilt is quite impressive. Best of luck with the quilting!

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  13. Your ornaments are adorable! I like the raw edges too. That longhorn is going to be awesome! Can't wait to see what you do with the quilting!

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  14. Gorgeous ornaments! I love that backing fabric!

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  15. as an honorary austinite and baby that came from UT, I am dying over your brother's quilt!!! hook 'em horns!

    very cute ornaments, too. =)

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