Merry Xmas everyone! I hope you have had a lovely time with your families. My daughter arrived home from college on Thursday and it was my last day of work. Of course, it was the only day we have had snow--an adventure with school children and traveling.
Unfortunately, I have not done much quilting the last couple of weeks. I did manage to get the binding done on my Xmas Patchwork Swoon Quilt. I got it back from the machine quilter on Monday and spent all the evenings this week stitching it down.
I had the quilter use a snowflake motif. Even though the fabric is Xmas themed, it is not overwhelmingly Xmas and I think the snowflake quilting makes it more winter themed which means it will be used in my house all winter--plus the milky backing makes it heavy and soft.
I got a couple of quilty gifts for Xmas including these dachshund pillow shams. My sister @mommytoirishtwins made them for me. They remind me of my dachshund, Beau, and with the amazing Bonnie & Camille sweaters they are precious.
I made these Pocket Pillows for most of my family, but of course I forgot to take pictures of all of them. This one was for my niece, Bailey, in aqua and red to match her bedroom.
I think the backs of these are as cute as the pocket front. These with a gift card were perfect for everyone. I made one that was Star Wars theme, another one was Game of Thrones, and a couple with wine bottles, corks, and wineglasses. The pattern is a free tutorial, you can find here:
Now that Xmas is over and my sewing room is no longer the wrapping room, I hope to get in there and make a few goodies for myself!