1. Folded star wall hanging:
My sister also loves those ball ornaments that have all of the fabrics folded and pinned so that they look like stars so when I was looking through the Moda Bake Shop website and saw the Fancy Folded Star Pot Holder by Maria from Not Only Quilts, I knew my sister would love it. The tutorial was very well written and the star was not difficult but was time consuming (namely ironing down a quarter inch on 64 fabric rectangles). The actual sewing and folding was fun and I think that the result is very impressive (and my sister did love it).
2. Christmas pillow for my sister:
Last year when my sister was visiting for Christmas she saw a unfinished Christmas star block taped on my wall and mentioned that she really liked it. I quilted it, added a quilted back, and put in an invisible zipper to make it into a pillow.
3. Fabric baskets teacher gifts:
I had to make teacher gifts for four teachers this year and wanted to make them a little something instead of doing my typical Starbucks gift card or lotion gifts. I made the fabric baskets using the Fabric Box Tutorial tutorial from Seaside Stitches leaving the corners up (instead of tacking them down with a button) giving the baskets a flower petal kind of look. Some simple fudge filled the baskets. I totally forgot to take pictures of 3 out of 4 of them, but here is a quick pick of one of the baskets. The baskets were fun and easy to make using some extra layer cake slices from my Noteworthy Double Slice quilt I made for my Dad (the magenta prints).
I hope you have a wonderful holiday season and I will be seeing you in the new year, I have a lot of great things planned for 2014!
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