Sunday, December 25, 2011

Merry Christmas

It's Christmas morning here in NJ. I hope everyone has a Very Merry Christmas Day and a wonderful holiday season.

I finished up the last of the Christmas day delivery gifts last night at 10:55.  I still have 3 more gifts to finish but I won't see the recipients until later in the week so I have some time.  Yesterday was a wonderful day, I love the hussel bussel of the day.  On general principals I need to do some last minute shopping just to be part of the excitement. 

I spent most of the afternoon and evening working on this great quilt based on the stitchery patterns from for her Christmas banner.

I loved the redwork.  The banner had 7 patterns and I needed 9 so I pulled pieces of the center block and created the name blocks on either side of it.  This quilt is for a niece and her finacee.  Now that his name is in stitches she is not allowed to change her mind.

Now on tto the back.  Thanks to all of you influencial folks out there in blogland I no longer am able to just plop a plain ole piece of fabric on the back of anything.

Ok now one very, very important addition to this posting.

Tomorrow I am doing my very first tutorial. So cool.  I will be posted on
Please stop by and visit me there.  I will be having a tutorial related give away at the end of the week.

Again , please have a very Merry and Safe Holiday.  Hugs, Selina


  1. Merry Christmas Selina. I hope you had a special day with family and friends.
    Love the redwork quilt, it is gorgeous

  2. Thanks so much for the tutorial on Madame Samms blog...they are wonderful gifts....

  3. I love the way you finished your stitcheries. I made them also but knew I wanted to make something other than a banner. I was planning on making a quilt but hadn't decided on a setting yet. I like how you made yours into snowball blocks.

  4. Just found you thru' Sew We Quilt! Great tutorial over there -- I make the Rice Bags too, but with Brown Rice! Thanks for sharing! Have a great day!

  5. I'm a follower and came from Sew We Quilt. I would love to win one of your rice bags! Thanks for sharing!

  6. Love your "Rice bag tutorial" at Sew We Quilt! Your red work on the quilt above is beautiful.

  7. I am still working on the stitching from the Christmas SAL. I am going to make it into the bunting but I think I will sew mine on a garland that has bells every few inches. thank you for the tutorial

  8. Thank you for the nice rice bag tutorial at sewwequilt. I really like the redwork quilt in the photo. Redwork needs to go on my endless list to do! Thanks for the giveaway too. I'm visiting via sewwequilt to wish you Happy New Year.

  9. Loved your tutorial. If I didn't have a headache tonight, I might try your method.
    Thanks for sharing.


  10. Thank you for the rice bag tutorial. I also came across hand warmers using rice as well on Pinterest. Still planning on making a few sets of those. That means making rice bags small enough to fit in pockets to keep one's hands warm.


  11. I just saved your rice bag tutorial. You did a great job. I would never have known it was your first if you hadn't mentioned it. I would never have thought up something like that! Glad I found your blog. Linda

  12. I loved your tut at SEW WE QUILT. As the years roll along, I find I NEED more of these hot/cold bags!!! lol

  13. Great job on your tutorial over at SewWeQuilt. My sister made my first one for me. Those rice bags are the Best!

    Thanks for your giveaway and a chance to win one of your rice bags.



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