I have a birthday close to Christmas, so most of these pressies are birthday, but a few Christmas ones from my quilty friends, when we had dinner together before Christmas.
Vicki made me this lovely table runner using the modern curved ruler. Lisa gave me this cute seam roller for those pesky seams that don't want to sit flat!
Hubby brought me a book full of fun projects and Lisa brought me one by Kim Diehl and Jo Morton - Simple Friendships, which prompted us to make a quilt out of it, and we choose Warm Regards, a mix of piecing and applique. Well the way the book works is that Jo and Kim both make a version of the same quilt. Warm Regards is Kim's version, which I am making.
We had a sewing day together to get things started. I continued to work on it the next day, prepping applique pieces and couldn't resist making a few of the pieced blocks.
Vicki's day job is long arm quilting and she brought me back my second Vivid Grid quilt, after working her magic on it. I love this quilting panto! I machine stitched the binding yesterday.
But alas I haven't hand stitched any down yet. It would be nice to squeeze in one last finish for 2017, so I will see if I can wrangle some today. I love this pattern and there are lots more 2.5" strips in my cupboard, so I think 2018 might find me making a third version of Vivid Grid!
Hubby and the kids had an extended break with his family (I came home early for work) and got home last night. So today is full of fun things, like washing and cooking food to take for a NYE party tonight. Still some hand stitching with a cuppa is a possibility.
Happy quilting, hope you have a safe and fun New Years Eve, Sue.