Sunday, December 20, 2015

some Christmas gifts :0)

This weekend my sister and her family are visiting so some gifts have been opened early :0)  But first, a little handquilting update.
 I was stumped about what to quilt in the lily flower shape.  After looking at lots and lots of antique quilt pictures I decided on parallel lines - LOL!  Actually, I'm very happy with it and have 8 done already
 Here's a picture of how it looks from the back.  A picture of nothing for some I'm sure but I like to look at the back :0)
Now for the gifts - I made these little purses/pouches for my 2 little nieces and my youngest daughter.  I saw a picture of one somewhere on the internet and decided I could whip up a few.
 My nieces don't like cherries so I made theirs with apples. 
 I put in lots of pictures. 
As soon as they opened them they ran off to play mystery investigators??
Their smiles and hugs were very rewarding! (Maybe the straps are a tad too long though)

In case I don't get a chance to post again before the 25th I wish you a very Merry Christmas!!

Happy Quilting!


Lori said...

The girls with the bags photo is precious! They look really happy!!
Merry Christmas to you Janet. I always enjoy seeing front or back of your beautiful hand quilting!!

Every Stitch said...

Your hand quilting is wonderful - the parallel lines are a great choice - just love how it is looking! I keep going back to have another look. The girls are adorable with their bags - great gifts :)
Have a fun Christmas too Janet!

Susan said...

I love seeing your hand quilting from the back, sometimes it gives a clearer picture of how it looks. The parallel lines are a great choice, simple but very effective. All girls love a new bag!

Barb said...

What a cute photo of the girls with their new cute bags! They turned out great and perfect to carry so many things.
Your quilting stitch is so so good! what size needle do you use and do you rock your stitch? The lines looks very nice. Love seeing the back too.
Wish I could feel it, I love to feel hand quilting.
Have a very Merry Christmas!

Cathy said...

The quilting is beautiful. I'm itching to get back to some hand quilting. Love the bags. The girls look so happy.
Have a Merry Christmas. Hugs

Wendy Caton Reed said...

Beautiful quilting! Love the purses too.

audrey said...

Very sweet little bags. The girls look very happy! Your stitching is looking quite fabulous!

Cheri said...

The bags are so cute as are your daughter and nieces. Merry Christmas Janet

Kyle said...

Cute girls with cute bags. Their smiles were a definite giveaway that the bags were a hit. Your hand quilting is lovely and the simple parallel lines make the flowers stand out. I'm always looking at the back and rubbing my hand over the stitches, it feels so good.

Nancy said...

Love the picture of the girls with their bags. It looks like they were a hit. Your hand quilting is really lovely. Make me want to sell my longarm and give it a try.

Dawn said...

Sweet photo of the girls and their special bags. Makes me smile thinking of the fun times they will enjoy together with the bags. Your quilting, as always, is beautiful! Of course looking at the back in process is part of the fun isn't it? Well done!
Wishing you and yours all the best in 2016!