Sunday, December 16, 2012

More Christmas Streets

Did another Christmas Steets... just used a green border this time, as per DH's request:
I couldn't believe how different they look side-by-side until I did this one with green.
Happy Quilting!
Jean MaDan

Hidden Wells finish

Hidden Wells Patriotic
I had some strips of patriotic fabrics around, so I used them to make this a couple of months ago. Finally finished quilting and binding it, and I like it better than I thought I would.
Happy Quilting!
Jean MaDan

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Christmas Streets

Another Christmas flimsie done:
Christmas Streets
This was done using the "Seattle Streets" pattern by Laurie, of Caritas Quilts. And yes, I STILL have old Christmas fabrics left to use up. I think they clone themselves in the night!
Happy Quilting!
Jean MaDan

Monday, December 10, 2012

Arizona Trails

I finished up another throw quilt. This is my Arizona Trails pattern.

I also made another Christmas flimsie, since I found ANOTHER batch of strips I cut years ago!

Triple Christmas Chain:

Happy Quilting!
Jean MaDan

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

In The Box

I finally got one of my waiting flimsies from last month quilted and the binding on!
"In The Box"

I have two more of those flimsies from that batch quilted, and the binding started on those, so I should be able to show them in a couple of days.

Happy Quilting!
Jean MaDan

Christmas Fabric Strips

Christmas is always a busy time for everyone, and sometimes we don't get everything finished that we wish we had. Another thing that happens at my house is that leftover Christmas fabrics tend to get shoved back into a "someday" box, and not get used after that first project. That's the story behind these flimsies. "Back in the day", I made a kajillion scrappy Christmas stockings. I also made the mistake of pre-cutting WAAAAAAAAAY too many strips of various widths for that, leaving me with a bulging bin of Christmas strips that weren't always a good size for new projects. Some of this fabric is over 20 years old, and hasn't been used for anything but stockings for years! Any-WHO, I decided that THIS YEAR would be the year that I finally got those strips used in one fashion or another.

So... organization time! First I sorted out all the accurate 2" wide strips that I had cut, and put them in a different bin. These are the flimsies I made from those:

Tesselating Christmas Trees:
Christmas In A Box:

And, finally,
Christmas Chain:

Then I took the remaining strips, which were of various widths, and made 20 scrappy stockings for my soldiers project, and used the remainder to make a Christmas String Quilt:

So, I'm happy to say my large bin of strips is now reduced to a very small box of 2" strips that I can easily encorporate into another quilt. Yea for MEEEEEEE!

Saturday, December 1, 2012

American Girl doll clothes

When it's the Silly Season, Grammas must do what Grammas have always done... Make Christmas Gifts! This year I've been told that Santa will bring one of my sweet granddaughters an American Girl doll for Christmas. So, I've been making doll clothes!