Thursday, January 3, 2008

The Unveiling of the Christmas Gifts

Merry Christmas! Okay, I know I am a little late. With everything going on, I have sadly neglected all my cyber friends. I hope you understand and know that you are not forgotten. I have now pretty much dug out from all the Christmas Chaos and will have time to catch up with each of you.
These are the Christmas quilts I made for my mom, mother-in-law and friend Shannon. Lucky for me, my friens Cindy's family is celebrating Christmas in July so I have some extra time for her gift. I made these by first stitching a white quilt sandwich (fabric, batting, fabric) with the preprogramed decorative stitches on my sewing machine. I used stars for the red and green pieces and snowflakes for the blue pieces. I then painted them with watered down acrylic and fabric paints in the various colors and values. I then cut them into 1/2" strips and sewed the designs together using a zig-zag stitch and metallic thread. Beads finished off the edges and I stitched them on mat board. Each piece is approximately 10" x 14".
My mom's red and greeen "Christmas Cheer" quilt coordiates wonderfully with her bed sized traditional Christmas quilt she has hanging in her living room, even down to the black border. Hopefully "Winter Wonderland" will work as well in their new homes.

4 comments:

AJ said...

I love the blues in that quilt!

jenclair said...

I love both of them! The colors are so soft and comfortable; beautifully brought to life. I'm sure they will be treasured.

Dianne said...

What wonderful gifts!! I love the top ones - my colours...

Anonymous said...

As always my Nikki - breathtaking!! Truly breathtaking! Now if only you could teach me to knit!!!
Love, Cindy