I had made a Christmas block for our quilt guild exchange, but got sick and didn't go. Instead, I turned it into a pillow for my neighbor, Vickie. The colors match the quilt I made for her last Christmas. I think it's a pretty cheerful little house decoration:
I had some scraps left from Tracey's Christmas tree skirt, so I did a disappearing nine-patch table topper. I think this is going to be another gift for her.....it will go perfectly on her coffee table and match her new décor.
I started putting together some scrappy "little monkeys" and snowball blocks early last year. I just kept plugging away at them and finally got a 7 x 7 baby quilt finished. My baby quilt supply is sadly lacking right now (well, I'm happy that so many new babies got quilts this year---7 in all), but I always like to keep a supply on hand. This was made from dress scraps from the 40s and 50s, mixed in with some of my 30s/40s reproduction fabrics. It's pretty cheerful, don't you think?
"new baby" collection for future gift-giving.
It feels good to accomplish something concrete so soon after Christmas; what with my cold and just the anticipation of the holidays, I found it hard to concentrate on much in my quilt room over the last few weeks. Now I'm sort of on a roll to see what other UFOs I can finish before the New Year.
Hope you all had a blessed holiday with family and friends. Stay warm.......and just for fun, here's a photo of the sweet baby girl who has captured our hearts this year...our newest granddaughter, Paije.