Okay I know I promised to show you all what I was working on for the Holiday's. I made two presents for my mom this year and I didn't want to feature them here until she received them just in case. Turns out she knew the whole time anyway. One little sneak peak and she was already sure it was for her. I guess next time I can't even share a sneak peak. Sorry you guys but you can blame her.
The first gift was this table topper. I followed the pattern from Camille's book and it was super quick and easy to put together. The hardest thing was quilting it. I didn't want to quilt it super heavy since it was going to be a table topper. Although now seeing it finished I wish I would have done a little more. I guess we are still in the learning stage here so it's okay to make mistakes. The next time it will be better than the first. The back is the same floral print as the front. I of course forgot to snap photos of it so these were taken by my dad. Thanks dad!
The second little ditty I made for her was a cover for her sewing machine. Here it is on Bertha (my machine) and I'm hoping it will fit Birdie(my name for my mom's machine) a little better since it was based on her measurements. The back is a solid white and the variegated thread I used in bright yellow, green, and orange really stands out. I wanted this to just look sort of impromptu so I did straight line quilting but at somewhat of an angel so they aren't really straight and I cut all of the squares and rectangles on the front in different lengths. My plan was for it to look modern but I'm a little worried it just looks like I didn't know what I was doing.
Hope you all had a fantastic Christmas and that you have a very Happy New Year. For now I am going to stay bundled up inside and hide from the snow. It's very pretty through the window.