Saturday, December 27, 2008

Merry Christmas

I hope everyone has had a Christmas as wonderful as mine. Santa was good to us all. We had a wonderful visit with family, great food and great presents. I've had a week off work with another week to go and I am loving it. I have not squandered the time either. I've already finished two quilts. Now these are lap quilts and simple patterns so they went fast. And they were fun! It's been very de-stressing for me. Quilting is so therapeutic.

First quilt is Log Cabin in the stars. This quilt is made from a jelly roll and just a bit of yardage. I used the Birchwood Lane by Moda line and the colors are really yummy.

This quilt is a kit I purchased online. It's from Nancy Halvorsen's Winsome Baby line. I tried to quilt something different in each block similar to what was on the pattern cover. It was a lot of fun coming up with different designs to quilt throughout. I've included some close ups to show what I quilted.
I quilted some swirls in the border of this block with a butterfly in the center. You can also see the hearts n the neighboring block.
I quilted flowers throughout this block. You can also see a portion of the border. The first border has loops in it and the second border has a continuous flower pattern.
Here is a picture of the back. All the quilting is easier to see here. As you can tell I'm quite proud of the quilting =0)

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