Tuesday, February 14, 2012

The Last Christmas Present is now Done

I had one left to finish and it's now done.  This is the last gift for Christmas 2011.  My friend J (NJ) had some surgery in December so I didn't feel any need to rush to get her gift done for the holiday.  Problem with the mental no rush concept it that I then forgot all about it being incomplete while doing things like my Swoon quilt.

On Saturday I was all set to start a new stitchery BOM project by Shell over at  http://theraspberryrabbits.blogspot.com/  please stop over there and see it, it's awesome.Tomorrow is block 2 day.

Anyway, I needed things like my embroidery needles and small scissors and low and behold I remembered that they were in the box holding the rest of the pieces of J's gift.  Now I was so close to the end that I finished everything but the hand sewing of the binding in under 5 hours.  Why do we do these things to ourselves?  So what do you think?





I love it.  This is Shell's BOM   "12 of Hearts" from last year.  I made the blocks a little larger than her pattern because it made it easier to do the stitchery in the man cave with it's limited lighting.

Well I now need to call J and let her know that I am posting this so she can decide if she wants to wait until the weekend to see it live or if a picture will do.

5 comments:

  1. Very pretty! Perfect for Valentine's Day!

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  2. Love the way you set your 12 of Hearts quilt. Wonderful gift.

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  3. Beautiful work! Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving a comment about the koi pond. I worked on it the whole day and am ready to relax and see what the rest of you are up to. Love this quilt you've done.
    Hugs from Mary

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  4. Wow - your quilts are beautiful. Your lines are so crisp and straight! My hubby does quilts now and then and we live near Paducah KY - where the quilt show goes on every year. Love quilts. Anytime anyone wants to make me one.. I am very happy!! I think using Digi stamps as applique is a great idea! Let me know if you try it! Hugs! Patti

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  5. It looks wonderful! You did a fabulous job!

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