I had a blast making these three pillows for some of my husbands extended family. They are very near and dear to my heart and I wanted to show them that. The first is a swoon block I made for my Aunt-in-law. This was my first time meandering and I am really happy with how it came out and how much fun it was to quilt. I almost wish I had put borders around the block so that the pattern is easier to identify. Lesson learned.Next is a pillow I made for my Cousin-in-law. I decided to try machine applique for the first time. It wasn’t as intuitive as I had hoped it would be and I struggled a bit with it. I hope that as I work on these techniques that they will become easier, or maybe machine applique is not for me.My Grandma-in-law had been hospitalized for 2 weeks just before the holiday and I really hope that this brightens her living room a little and reminds her that her grandson and I think of her often and love her very much. I LOVED making the granny square and hope this year to make a quilt with this block. I quilted it simply, hoping to emphasize the lines.
I’ve been enjoying taking a much needed break from sewing to get through the crazy holiday rush and catch my breath from the five christmas celebrations. Then yesterday at work, I managed to cut my finger really well. At first I didn’t think I needed stitches, but hours later, I decided to go to the urgent care. Sure enough, I needed 6 stitches and now the break I’ve been enjoying has become mandatory until the stitches come out, or at least until I can bend my finger a bit better. I’d post a picture, but I’m not sure how many of you would appreciate that.
I hope everyone has had a fabulous holiday season and very happy new year!