Sunday, December 26, 2010

Christmas Gifts 2010

Now that the suspense is over, I can unveil some of what I made and gave for Christmas this year.

First, here's my big brother Bob holding up a rag quilt. Now that I have the Accuquilt rag quilt die for my cutter, it's so simple to cut and make these quilts. And since they're quilt as you go, I don't have to send them out.


Here's Fred playing like he's sleeping under the one I made him for his recliner:


My sister-in-law Paula also got gifts made with the Accuquilt cutter - the triangle-in-square die cutter made it simple to cut the bits for these three pillows:


Mom got a red and white table runner. These arrowhead blocks were from Quiltmaker's last issue (scroll down to see some of the blocks in progress, in a previous post.) The blocks went together very quickly. Here they are on her coffee table with some candles on top:


And here is the whole runner, on my design wall:



In other news, I'm now a member of Quiltmaker's Scrap Squad for 2011! I never thought when I sent in my application that they'd accept me. But now I have my first assignment from them, I've already picked fabric from my stash for it, and I plan to start cutting tomorrow. Can't tell you much about the project we're doing yet, but I hope to use up a lot of the blue and khaki flannel left over from my two rag quilts above.

10 comments:

Ruthie said...

Great gifts you made!
I was picking out my fabrics last night also for the Scrap Squad.

Debra Dixon said...

The rag quilts look great!

The runner does as well, but knowing how much you've enjoyed the rag process with the Accuquilt cutter it's good to see them "in the flesh."

Quilts And Pieces said...

Oh fun gifts! I love how that arrowhead blocks look made up like that! I love that table runner.

Tazzie said...

I'm so excited for you and your membership with the Scrap Squad! One of my besties Linda is a member too, and she is going to start a blog. I'm more than thrilled. Can't wait to see what you get to work on. Have a wonderful 2011.
*hugs*
Tazzie
:-)

cq4fun said...

You really did give gifts from the heart! Love those!

kwiltnkats said...

Thanks a bunch for the Bonnie Hunter Roll, Roll, Cotton Boll button! So much better than the image she started with. I put the question out to Quiltville Chat without response...do you know if other buttons can be found for her other mysteries? I'm interested in Old Tobacco Road. Wish I was so clever as you...like your quilting too. Sandi www.kwiltnkats.blogspot.com

Sarah said...

love love love the arrowhead runner. I have been making those blocks left and right and, while i normally make everything into runners, had never thought of the half blocks for the points.

thanks also for the RRCB button.
happy new year!

swooze said...

Jane, can you contact me? Bonnie referred me to you to see about making a button for the new quiltville mystery blog.

swooze62@yahoo.com

YankeeQuilter said...

I tried those Arrowhead blocks...lots of fun! Congrats on the Scrap Squad...

kwiltnkats said...

ForestJane,
I just read your comment about trying to send me some buttons! Sorry not to get back with you sooner. Not sure why the yahoo account was rejected. I looked in my spam--nothing there either. I also looked for your email address without success so I'm trying this route again. This time send to kwiltnkats@earthlink.net. If not leave me a message on my blog www.kwiltnkats.blogspot.com on how to reach you via email. My yahoo account is kwiltnkats@ymail.com. Thanks so much for going the extra steps to provide me more buttons...Happy Happy Happy. Sandi

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