2012 A Year of Lovely Finishes

2012 Finishes:  These are my projects that I finished this year. 

1.This Quilt was started Aug 2010 as a wedding quilt for my youngest daughter.  I finally finished it April 2012. almost 2 1/2 years later.  I proudly gave it to my daughter late April - a little late but made with so much love. I called this quilt Stepping Stones 

2.The Clutter Bag Pattern & Kit was a Birthday gift last year.  I started making in late August and finished it 7 weeks after recovering from shoulder replacement surgery.  I love the colors from Moda

3.  I started this purse by piecing leftover blocks and squares into a piece of fabric and scraps, strips and small 2" squares.  It was a mere 6 weeks into my recovery from surgery and I still was wearing my sling so one handed me pieced on.  I do love the way it turned out.  I used the above pattern as a guide and call this one Dianna's Purse.  you can see the process by clicking HERE
4. I started this mini quilt as a paper piecing Hand sewn project to help my shoulder heal.  The Inner Star was done by hand and then I did the larger star and 2 borders using my machine.  I decided to make it reversible by adding autumn colors to the backing, surface quilted an orphan pumpkin block and quilted it to the other side.  I was able to give this as a gift to my Daughter-in-law Kirsten as a hostess gift for hosting our family Thanksgiving Dinner.  to see the process this quilt took click HERE 

5.  I made these scrappy hot pads.  I used a muslin  base and my jar of bit's n Pieces of scraps, strips, lace - sewing them down starting at the center of each one.  I did surface quilting using my machines fancy stitches, then layered them with reflective batting and contrasting backing & binding them.  These two I sold at my church's Craft & Art sale last Nov.  I plan to make more for the upcoming sale again this year.   

 6.  I made these kitchen Towels and matching hot pads for Bridal gifts last year from homespun fabrics.  I appliqued an apple on the red one and a heart on the lavender/green one.