Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Still Working....

on a few Christmas gifts.  

Jody received her box yesterday.  In it was the apron she asked me to make, modeled here by none other than herself...

The bench pad she asked me to make...

And, the quilt I made for her!  It was a surprise for her...I showed this before (here), but never told you who it was for.  Here is my niece/God-daughter, Jody Lynn, with her new quilt!

Remember this fabric that I showed way back here.  I used it for a baby quilt for Carole's new grandson.  Remember Carole?  She's the one who received this quilt.  When I heard that her daughter was expecting a baby at the end of December...and that Carole made her first goal to be here for that baby's birth, I decided to make a quilt for the baby.

Just so ya know, not everything comes easy to me.  I know there are a few of you who think so.  Not true.  This is the 4th design that I tried out for this quilt.  Not kidding!  Had the first one all done...complete quilt top done...and hated it.  Really bright!  And, just ugly.  Tried using different fabric...too boring.  Found a design that I thought would work, one that would make the best use of my fabric...made mistakes with trimming.  Had I kept going, the quilt would have been about 12" square!  haha!

It was maddening...someone did not want me to make this quilt...but I prayed and asked Kim to pray...and this is what I made.  And, by the way, I love it. 

I followed the 'zigzag quilt without piecing triangles' tutorial by AmandaJean of crazy mom quilts.  Thank you saved my life (or, at least my sanity)! 
 Measures about 35 x 41 inches.

That's all I have to show for today.  Stay tuned for the never-ending list of Christmas gifts yet to be finished!  {grin}

pssst...did I mention that one of my goals for this year is to finish sewing Christmas gifts before Christmas?  yeah.  It is a goal.  Pray for me.

Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, do it with all thy might. - Ecclesiastes 9:10


WoolenSails said...

It looks like you are going to have another good year for making beautiful quilts.


Rugs and Pugs said...

Jacque ~
Love the first picture! It looks like she has stuff growing out of her! Oh, and that brown quilt is just yummy!
Pug hugs :)

Alice ~ Folk Art Primitives said...

I love the way you do the backings ~ they look good front and back! The brown quilt is very rich looking!! You're a good gift giver!!

Farm Girl said...

Wow, I love that blue baby quilt! That turned out so good. I love seeing your things modeled by it's owners. It all is so pretty. I am so glad you got to share.
You are so amazing!

Joanne said...

Love the apron and the quilt you made her! And the baby quilt is awesome - whatever you are doing and working your way towards it - it's working! Just hard to believe you made something "ugly"! But then again all that work and if you aren't happy then....

Pokey said...

You are a creative lady, Jacque! All of these are great finishes alone, but to have so many good finishes in one post is amazing!

Anonymous said...

Okay! Here I am again! I've found your blog site and will follow it again on a regular basis! I saw Jody showing off her new apron and quilt on FB. Very nice!
Love, Jill


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