First up is a bag I made for my MIL's birthday which fortunately/unfortunately is Christmas Day. I have some goodies to put inside it. I really loved how it turned out. I wasn't inspired to make this until I found the fabrics. I actually had some other fabrics picked out but had kept putting starting the bag off for a later time. Then I saw the fabrics at a local quilt store and knew instantly that it was what I was looking for.
Second up is the same bag but this one is for my Mum whose birthday is at the beginning of March. She likes birds and I had found the kokaburra fabric some time ago but was just waiting for the contrast fabric to be decided. I am not really enthused about I project until I get the right fabrics. Both bags are lined with spot fabric and have a pocket inside.
Thirdly we have a dolly carrier I made for a birthday present. I actually made 3 in one go - 1 for birthday present, 2 for Christmas presents. I was very proud of myself for thinking that far ahead. As it got closer to Christmas I was like I already have presents for xxx and xxx. Cross those off the list. Very satisfying I must say.
And finally I got my last table runner completed. The one I posted about last week was the naughty one. For some reason the backing fabric gave my hassles. Naturally I wasn't happy and that stressed me out but luckily this one behaved and it all came together very easily. I machined the binding again. Loving that technique (thanks again Red Pepper Quilts). I found it very hard to photograph the table runners and get all the fabrics because of their length.
We are heading off for a two week holiday next Saturday (its my Mum and Dad's turn for Christmas) so this will be my last sew and tell for a while. I would like to wish you all a Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays and a very Happy New Year.
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