Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Finished just in the nick of time.....

Hi Everyone...

I wanted to share with you what I have been working on since my last post..

The day before Christmas I was finishing a lot of last minute Christmas gifts...

 piecing this VW Bug top  to make into a pillow for my daughters boyfriend

You see this is his car and I tried to match the color of it and the surfboard I made into the colors of the one he owns.  Sorry I did not get a chance to take a picture of the actual pillow.

I have also hand stitching the Vintage top for some very dear friends . They found this top in a box
that had been stored for many years  that was made for her husband when he was a very little boy and  they asked me  if I could make it into a quilt for them.

 The fabric is a sort of heavy linen fabric and could not be machine quilted
so I hand stitched around all of the characters and the 2 red fabric  lines on each side.

We found this perfect 30's fabric for the backing & binding. I also made a quilt sleeve for them so that they could hang it. They loved it and now it will be preserved for many more years :-D

Then I also  made 3 Gingerbread Men & Cocoa Mug placemats

1 Christmas placemat  with a Gray mug and...

 2 Christmas placemats with Green mugs ( One of the Green mug placemats was for my Grandson )

I want to Thank Nicole of   SISTER'S CHOICE QUILTS   for  the idea to make these
They were SO fun to make.




  1. You did finish a lot as the Christmas lights were twinkling and the carolers were singing. What a cute gift with the VW bug. I'm sure your daughter's b- friend liked it. What a super cute vintage baby quilt. How special that you were able to quilt it and get it in a condition where it will be enjoyed. I love those old patterns.

  2. This is just so sweet! What a great gift!

  3. The vintage baby quilt is adorable.

  4. Such a darling VW bug pillow case!
    What a very special gesture that was to finish that vintage baby quilt for your friends. I'm sure they will cherish it always!
    And those Christmas mug rugs are adorable.
    Happy New Year!