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Thread: What are you making for Holiday gift giving?

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    Let's start some dialog about our Holiday projects. Please reply to this post instead of beginning a new topic for this discussion.

    I have two bed quilts yet to make. The one for my sister is a queen size pieced basket quilt. The fabric is a Moda collection bought in the Spring. Nothing like the last minute! :roll:

    The second quilt is a two color twin for my nephew. As his favorite color is green, I chose two greens from a Maywood line. This will not be the first year I have been sewing binding on Christmas morning. LOL :D

    What projects have you yet to finish? Anyone have any pictures to share? At the rate I am going you maynot see my pictures until after the holiday.

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    I have crocheted dishclothes and made quilted potholders using the nine patch pattern. I am also making the dish detergent bottle aprons to match the potholders. I am not quilting the aprons. I am making them out of the main color fabric of the potholders.

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    I have been knitting ponchos, and making quilts. I have 1 quilt left to finish and oh yes, 2 pillowcases. I will be making the pillowcases this weekend, then finish the quilt.

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    I've been making pillowshams for my daughters. This is a great project to practice machine quilting on.

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    I have made a couple of kleenex holders (see Timeless Treasures website for free patterns). I wish I had more time to make some quilts for gifts but I was working on some wall hangings.

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    I made 3 quilts... 2 for friends, one for my brother and sil. I decided to have them quilted by a long-arm quilter. In fact, she called tonight and said the first one is almost done. She is a good friend and she laughed and said "You will not want to give this one away!" It is a Santa quilt.. the friend collects Santas.. and she is quilting it with a gold metallic thread in a snowflake pattern. She said it is awesome! Can't wait to see it. Once they are done, all I have to do it bind them. Last year I waiting until the last minute.. this year I tried to get things done ahead of time. Barb

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    Barb, that sounds wonderful. I hope you lost a picture when you get it back!

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    I will most definitely post pix when they are done. Barb

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    I will only be making one quilt this year for christmas...and it's for ME!! I'm also doing some embroidered kitchen towels for my many sisters.

    The quilt I'm making for myself is the Chenille Snuggle Quilt from Fons and Porter's Sept/Oct issue.

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    I am making a twin size quilt for my youngest grandson. It is the Bear Paws pattern and I utilized all the left over fabrics from pajamas and shorts that I've made for him and his brothers in the past few years. I do not have the space for machine quilting and am tying it. I also make Christmas ornaments every year. This year I made cathedral window quilted ornaments and counted cross stitch ornaments depicting the sports and/or musical instruments my grandchildren are interested in.

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    Those ornaments are beautiful. I've never tried that pattern yet.

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    I am making four crazy patch, family block twin size quilts for my four grandchildren. I started in August and am still waiting for some fabrics from family members in other states. The center will have a pic of the grandchild, with fan blocks framing it (they have each have an oblong bottom which will be white, perfect frame) then the crazy patches, then the outer fan blocks (same as center ones) except these will have pics, names, city & state of all family members that contributed to the fabric in the fan blades. In my head and in EQ5 it is great, hoping the results will be the same. Yes, will post pics when done.

    Also want to make two pillows in similar fashion for my daughters significant others two children.

    And you ask me, why am I reading and posting.......... Oh, need a break, often. And I enjoy so much, these boards.

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    Happy Thanksgiving

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    Quote Originally Posted by judyjo
    This year I made cathedral window quilted ornaments and counted cross stitch ornaments depicting the sports and/or musical instruments my grandchildren are interested in.
    Love your ornaments! Can you tell me how you got your picture in your post? I have been trying to figure out how to do that. Barb

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    I hit "Post Reply". After typing my reply..I hit the button that said Attach Files. Scroll down to the box that says File Attachment Panel. Look thru your pictures (I'm assuming you have them on your hard drive). When you find the picture you want to attach type in the file name (usually something like 101-9787), then hit enter.

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    Thanks for the info on attaching a photo....this is helpful as most would love to see others work.
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    Yes I know. I love to see others work also...I hope my explanation was understandable.

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    Is there an online pattern for these ornaments? They are beautiful, and I would love to make some.

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    The ornaments are beautiful - would love to know how to make them. I'm working on several table runners and also making quilts for my grandkids for Christmas gifts.

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    I have a christmas table topper to finish for a co-worker and flannel PJ's for my three "adopted" grandkids. (co worker's children and grandchild) I also want to make a christmas tree wall hanging. But they may all be New Year's gifts as time is ticking!

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    I will try to put together the directions for these ornaments.

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    Judyjo: did you have a pattern for the cathdral window ornaments or just downsize a quilt block and add your own little touches. I'd like to have instructions if they are available. I've been fasinated by this block and am waiting for Hancock fabrics to put their cathdral quilt directions they have in their latest holiday ideas magazine on line so that I can d/l it and make the quilt.

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    I have two quilts made for the grand kids. I'm making flannel PJ bottoms with matching pillow cases for the younger crowd. Also some ceramics.

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    I am a new quilter, as of last jan. when my son was deployed to Afghanistan for a year plus. this year has been a time of learning, so being new, I am doing several table-runners for gifts. I am finding it a blessing to make them! Something from the heart! Have a blessed Holiday!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by nanner
    I am a new quilter, as of last jan. when my son was deployed to Afghanistan for a year plus. this year has been a time of learning, so being new, I am doing several table-runners for gifts. I am finding it a blessing to make them! Something from the heart! Have a blessed Holiday!!
    :lol:

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    Hi, I am new to this. I am making stockings for my 2 married sons and their wives. I am also making a simple 4 patch for my goddaughter for Christmas. 1 stocking is complete, and the other is about 1/2 done. My youngest son, who is still at home, wants me to make him a quilt, which I will start after I get these projects done. His will probably be an after Christmas gift.

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