Christmas finishes

The joys of the Christmas season have been keeping me from sewing, it started with card writing, end of year celebrations to attend and gift shopping, but luckily the baking was the last distraction.
There was about 20 minutes of help from the kids to cut out the gingerbread men, but after that I was back to baking solo!  The icing looks like the kids did it!
 
Spotlight had Decor containers on sale, so I brought some to hold this years teachers gifts.  Other years they have had lovely bright coloured containers for sale, which were much more festive.
 With the baking done, I figured I had a bit of time to play.  My friend Lisa recently won some Go Cutter dies. She very kindly choose dies that I did not own, but we both liked, so she could use them on my machine and I could keep them!  When we were looking at my collection, it became apparently that I have predominately used the strip cutters and the 2.5 " half square triangle the most.
For the life of me I could not think why I brought this shape.  So I grabbed some fabric, did some cutting and slowly it all came back to me - this shape, makes wonderful stars!

 
And I had the right sized square and triangle to cut out the background fabric, yipee!
 
This was my first attempt, because I forgot to cut some of the diamonds upside down! I deemed it the prototype and it is staying at my place.  My insert piecing wasn't so good on this one, but I quickly mastered it.  Mainly thanks to the accurate cutting of the Go dies.  
End result, two star mini quilts and some lovely wire hangers I brought earlier, which were the intended present, for two special quilty friends.  Now they have something to hang in them ;)
Happy quilting, 
Sue



6 comments:

  1. Glad you achieved some Christmas baking, I was very thankful for my help, although if I had been her mum, she might not have been so cooperative either?? Merry Christmas, and thanks for the card, that's one thing I did not get done.

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  2. Both of the quilts are so sweet. The cookies look delicious. Great presents!

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  3. Holiday baking is so fun. I have done none this year!
    Love the little mini star quilts. I am not so good with Y-seams. Unlike you, I never seem to catch on. :)
    Merry Christmas, Sue!

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  4. Cute little star quilts! Hope Christmas was wonderful for you and your family.

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  5. Good to see that you are still enjoying your sewing.
    Hope to be back to blogging next year.
    I hope your Christmas was fun and best wishes for the New Year.

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  6. Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at Love to Scrap, good luck!!!

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