Quilting fun for family and friends!

Saturday, 28 December 2013

Merry Christmas

Wishing everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
My daughter and family have left. They were with me for three weeks. We had a fabulous time. I had a moment when they were planning the visit to mourn my unfinished Christmas quilts! Then, I had a reordering of priorities. What is more important? Spending time with my daughter and granddaughters or finishing quilts? So I wrapped them up and called them finished enough!
I managed to almost finish four Christmas quilts. Three were the Holiday Hustle quilts from Sew Lux. One required quilting through the outer border. Done yesterday morning!

One requires all the quilting. My daughter has moved it onto my sewing machine! Done today!
And the third requires the binding sewn down and all the quilting done. I have a bad habit of finishing the quilts just enough so I can sit in the evenings and hand sew the binding. Love!
The fourth quilt is just a sandwich quilted in squares for my 2 1/2 year old granddaughter. My daughter took it home with her to finish sewing down the binding. I will give her a month!

Robyn, my daughter, made a pillow for her sister's husband to match the pillow she had made for her sister. Turned out fabulously!!! She is now talking about making one for herself. Love it that she has taken to quilting!
Best wishes for the holiday season! I have used the lesson learned on reordering priorities several times during this holiday. When things start to feel out of control, I take a deep breath and check to see if my priorities are still in the correct order. Family first!