Thursday, December 26, 2013

Last Xmas Finishes

I hope everyone had a very Merry Christmas and is going to have a Happy New Year.  I have a few last Christmas finishes to show you, finishes for people that read this blog so they had to be kept secret until they were given out.

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!

I am linking up to Link a Finish Friday, Whoop Whoop Friday, Thank Goodness Its Finished Friday, and Finish It Up Friday.


  1. Wow! You sure were a busy elf! What fabulous finishes you have to top off the end of the year! Glad to see you are linking up with TGIFF... I am so happy to be hosting this last Friday finish post for 2013!

  2. I love love love the first finish - I have been wanting to make one and have been intimidated! Yours is lovely! :)

  3. Nice projects. Love the pot holder.

  4. Your potholder is stunning. I would love to have one but not sure I would have the patience to make it. I like the fabric basket. I have not seen this. You gave awesome gifts. I am sure everyone appreciated your time and talents.

  5. I love the pineapple star pillow cover! I've been eyeing a similar pattern but nervous about doing all those pretty folds. Well done!

  6. Fabulous gifts, Cheryl! I particularly like that pot holder. What a great idea! Whoop whoop for you!

  7. Great presents for lucky people. Love, love , love the star pot holder.

  8. Such beautiful finishes! Specially that pot holder is such beautiful work of art.



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