Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Sharon's Christmas Finishes

To close out 2015, I need to share with you the last three quilts Sharon finished when we met for our regular Tuesday sewing. She was definitely on a roll to get these done in time for Christmas, a goal which she accomplished.

First, take a look at the race quilt that she made. I wrote about this quilt earlier (click here) and explained that the strips were extras from a previous project. Rather than to let them sit and collect dust, Sharon decided to do a lap-size version of a race quilt. A few weeks later, she brought it back to machine quilt it (click here). In the picture above, the binding has been added and it is a grand finish! This was a gift for her daughter Amanda.

A second quilt was intended for her older grandson, Rye. He had specifically asked for something "soft," so this flannel quilt will definitely fill that order. The center portion of the quilt is made with leftovers from a previous quilt, and because the center is somewhat small for a regular bed, Sharon added some whopping-big borders. It looks very masculine, and absolutely perfect for a teen boy.




And finally, a quilt that Sharon hand-quilting using the 'big-stitch' method. This is the sort of quilt that I would say defines Sharon's taste - soft florals, cottage-inspired, romantic colors. The fabric line is Moda's Lario by 3 Sisters, and the center is made of two charm packs and additional yardage.



Quilts like this have a whispery quality about them - they invite you to wrap up in them with a book and a cup of tea for a lazy afternoon or evening of reading. Sharon gave this quilt to her dad.

I expect all recipients were delighted with their gifts!

Happy Quilting, Friends!



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