Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Almost done!

I'm almost done with my homemade Christmas presents!  I have one last project, and it's a biggie!  I'm making an anniversary quilt for my hubby's grandparents who were married on Christmas day over 50 years ago.  My Putting the Bee in Christmas ladies helped make most of the blocks, but I'm making a few.  I've completed 2 of the 3. 

I've made the tree before (for pillows) and it's quick and easy so long as you can applique.  The design is from Cluck, Cluck Sew's tutorial if you're curious.  The other block.....well, let's just say I must have been a bit touched in the head when I chose that one.  All the pieces had to be cut from templates, there are in set seams everywhere, and when I finished it was a whole inch larger than it should have been!  I was not pleased.  Hubby made me a margarita and I'm feeling much better now.  I guess the bright side is it wasn't too small.  You can always cut it down, but it's hard to make it bigger---except with borders! :)  I almost gave up after getting the middle red star together.  I thought, "I should just add borders and be done," but I thought that was the wimpy way out.  Quilting hides lots of mistakes, right?
Totally unrelated, but Jules sent me these AWESOME pins today--she made them!  How stinkin' cute are these?

5 comments:

Cherie said...

Your blocks are gorgeous! I can't wait to see your finished quilt!

traceyjay said...

I can't wait to see your quilt either! The blocks are great Kelly! :)

AllieKatMom said...

The quilt is going to be beautiful!

Chicken Julie said...

That block is spectacular. I love it and they will, too. :)

Cara said...

I love the tree block! Wow - 50 years - that is wonderful.

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