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.