|Hard to see the sparkles in the light|
|Good size for one to snuggle up.|
Finishing the two quilts is taking much longer than I would have liked. One quilt (in the photos) is complete. The last step to finishing the sunflower quilt is to make and sew on the binding.
I remember now why I set the quilt aside in the first place. I had run out of sunflower fabric and tried to find more. My search wasn't successful and I set the quilt aside. Since then I haven't felt like working on it.
Finishing up the quilts would have been much easier if I had used a walking foot.
|Some decorative stitching around the edges.|
My projects would probably work much better if I simply followed a pattern and purchased enough fabric to make it. However, I do not like to pay the cost of patterns and quilt kits. It is all terribly expensive and I keep trying to do things on the less expensive side.
Anyway all of this is by way of explaining why it has taken so long to finish one lap blanket and one twin size quilt. Trust me, I am so glad they are done so they can actually be ready for gifting this year. LOL. Both were meant to be given as Christmas gifts last year. Next up on my unfinished projects list is the African hexagon quilt that I enlarged from a foot of the bed cover to a double size bed cover. I won't be able to gift that for Christmas but will see what to do about it in the New Year.
I was especially pleased with the vest. I purchased some remnant material last summer for $3.99 and that is what I used to make the vest. It will come in handy during this festive season.
By the way, have any of you read the last book, Edge of Eternity in Ken Follett's Century Trilogy? I put it on hold at the library and I've been called to pick it up. I very much enjoyed the first two books in the trilogy and am wondering what my blog readers think about it. It's a good thing it is Christmas. It will give me time to make good progress on the book.
Have a good Sunday everyone!