Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Christmas Gifts

Merry Christmas, everyone!

Unveiling some of the things I couldn't blog about in case family read my blog. First, my sister in law holding a set of hot mats and a table topper kind of thing I made for her granite countertops. She says the chilly granite seems to absorb the heat from any food she puts out on it. The silvery looking fabric used on the back is what they sell for ironing board re-covering, it should be able to take a very hot pan, AND reflect the heat back. I used a very thick cotton towelling for the batting:


Then, here's my folks opening their new pillow shams to match the new quilt made for their king size bed. Does anyone have any good way to wrap a big quilt? I ended up just using a large leaf bag after looking in vain for one of those huge green ones they sell to bag the old tree with.


Here they're being silly under their new quilt. The EQ pattern for this one you may have seen waaaaay back on my blog in February '07. I can't believe it's been a year in the making - I started all the half square triangles starting last January. The only change I made to that design was to increase the border sizes.


Here's my mom reading the label - I tried to burn that part of the photo in, so you could read the words, but the flash whited it out too much. When I was cutting the fan blade shaped wedges, I saved all the scraps, and where I could salvage a 2½ square, I did. I used some of them for the label border, and still have a lot left. Little blue and white squares will be useful somewhere, I'm sure!


Finally, here's my older two grand nieces, sitting on the couch, opening gifts:

12 comments:

dot said...

Looks like everyone enjoyed their gifts. I remember when you started this quilt. I thought about that as soon as I saw the quilt. It certainly turned out lovely. It is nice to see parents that are fun and not stuffy. Life is to short to be serious all the time. Enjoy.

Tazzie said...

Merry Christmas Jane, I'm so glad you're having a wonderful quilty Christmas.
*hugs*
Tazzie
:-)

Vicki W said...

Everyone looks veryhappy with their lovely gifts. That quilt is wonderful!

Mary said...

I love this quilt too. Isn't it wonderful when you gift a quilt to people who really love and appreciate it? My DIL got a quilt as a belated birthday present and stayed wrapped in it all weekend. Of course, part of that might have been because it's a lot colder here in Minneapolis than she's used to!

floribunda said...

what a lovely quilt! It turned out wonderful -- really sparkles!

julieQ said...

Such a pretty quilt!! You did a marvelous job.

JulieQ

Helen in the UK said...

Looks like everyone was very pleased with their gifts ... and quite right too :)

Patti said...

Looks like everyone loved their gifts. The quilt turned out beautifully!

Dawn said...

Oh what wonderful presents! And that quilt and shams is awesome!

Carol E. said...

The quilt is gorgeous!!!

Shelina said...

Happy New Year! This quilt is gorgeous - I just love that color combination - and the design is wonderful as well. And king size as well. I'm very impressed.

Linda_J said...

Happy New Year to you, Jane.

Your folks look so cute under their new quilt---like they couldn't wait to test it out. It turned out wonderfully.

What a neat gift for your SIL too. I get some of that silvercloth yardage when I go back to IL as usually by that time my pressing board needs replaced. Can't find it down here.

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