Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Christmas Gifts and Quilt Improv

Since Christmas is over and my handmade gifts have been given I thought I'd post some pictures of what I had in the works in December. The first thing I made was a purse for my mom. She had requested one that would fit all her stuff for the cruise her and my dad are going on soon. Initially I made one that had pink for the top border but then decided that pink really wasn't my mother so I gave that one to my sister-in-law because it really reminded me of her and made her a more neutral toned one. They turned out well and are getting a lot of use. I did learn a handy tidbit that I need to interface the lining to keep the magnetic snap from ripping the fabric. Live and learn. But it was quickly fixed and I learned something new.I went out on a limb and joined a little quilt improv going on at Tallgrass Prairie. If you want to take the plunge too just shoot her an email and join along. It will be a great way for me to keep myself motivated and get myself out the my own box that I sometimes create for myself. I'm excited to see what is created.