Happy New Year! How was your Christmas? We had the most wonderful time with family and friends. I made lots of quilted gifts, but in my rush to get everything finished and wrapped, I failed to get pictures of everything. I always do that! But, I did get a few pictures of my gifts to Sabine. I made her a little quilted needle case. Inspired by this tutorial by Sew She Sews.
I love that it closes with a little snap. I have a thing for snaps. It's not natural.
Open it up and it has little felt pages for needles and pins. There are also two pockets trimmed with ric rak. I also have an unnatural love of ric rak. It's borderline disturbing.
The pages I trimmed with my new wavy rotary cutter blade. I've been wanting one of these blades for my rotary cutter forever. Thankfully, Joanne's had a 50% off sale on all cutters and such so I got a good deal. Although the blades only come in 45mm size, and I only had a 60mm cutter....so a new cutter and blade it was! But at half off I was happy. I really wanted the scalloped cutter, but they were out. The wavy one is nice though.
Sorry, that whole paragraph was totally boring.
I bought these adorable pins at our quilt retreat a few months ago. There are lots of gals selling wonderful things at the retreat. These are so fun! I think the cherry pie is my favorite.
Machine stitching the binding made this project pretty quick. I tend to machine stitch the binding on quilty projects that aren't actual quilts.
Her other quilty gift was a little teapot quilt.
I thought she could have it on her table when she has friends over for tea.
I also made a needle book for my mom out of dark Civil War fabrics...no picture. There were also quilted pillows for my step-mom and grandma...no pic....wait. I think I took a few 'in progress' pictures. Let me look... A ha! I have some.
No finished pillow pictures, but you can imagine right? I actually would like to make some pillows for my own couches. I know, add it to the list...
Ok, time to take down the tree. Have a wonderful week! x