Friday, December 19, 2008

Tablerunners and Pillows

I've been busy quilting, but all are gifts so can't be shown just yet. I made 8 tablerunners... yes that's right 60* ruler is my favorite right now and they turned out really well. I started and then couldn't stop. I put a piece of backing on the frame and quilted them all at the same time. I floated the batting and tops and they turned out wonderful. I put binding on 5 of them and need to get enough fabric to finish the binding on the other three. I did gift one to my co-worker at the shop and two to friends at work and they loved them. I still have 5 left and i'm really not sure yet where they might end up.
Last night I played beautician and gave my little bro a hair cut. Let's just say it wasn't my calling in life and yet he's not bald either. He's going to fix my pickup, so a little trade off was in order. He kept warning me that if I did a bad job, mom would have it captured in our Christmas photos.
After he left I worked on pillows that will be gifts. They are appliqued and I think they turned out awesome. I used a wool bat when I quilted, so they are puffy. I can think of two gifts I still would really like to get done for Christmas, so I'm going to work on them this weekend.
I'm working this weekend, so plan to do my Christmas shopping for my family Mon. night after work. Mom and I went shopping after our shop Secret Santa exchange Wed. night and I got most of Paul's gifts. Cabela's didn't have one thing I wanted to get him, so I ordered it online and it should be here next week. I'm done shopping for him now and just need to get my parents gifts and my SIL one too. The Secret Santa Exchange at work was lots of fun and I got a very nice gift, but I haven't had a chance to take a picture of it. I'll try to get to that this weekend.

1 comment:

Suzan said...

My sister just did the multi-load thing on her long arm and it worked out great. Can't wait for the "show and tell" on yours after Christmas!