Friday, January 28, 2011

Christmas in January?!?!?!?!

So I am NOT going to be last minute rushing this year to get Christmas presents finished! I have all my fabric together to make 3 quilts and finish the 4th.

For our Dad's, I am going to be making a quilt called "Going Home" by Maria Umhey from McCall's Quick Quilts July 2008 magazine. I am using Bali Batiks I purchased from Batiks by Design here in Ky (though she has had to cut her store back and no longer sales that Bali Batiks.)


(The colors are alot more vibrant. I'll get a better picture up when my- camera's battery is charged.)

For my Mother-in-law, I am making a cat quilt because she LOVES cats! The quilt I picked out to make is called "Let Sleeping Cats Lie" by Helene Knott. I purchased the kit from Stitchin Heaven in Tx. The fabric is beautiful! (I'd post a picture of it, but it is currently in the washing process. After it's washed, dried, and ironed, I'll post a picture.)

Cat Quilt Fabric

For my mom, I am going to be finishing her Wizard of Oz quilt. I finished the quilt top a long while ago, but never got around to finishing the quilt (I'm a lil embarrassed to admit).



Now I just need to figure out what I'm going to do for my sister and my brother-in-law and his family. I was thinking about this game quilt for my brother-in-law and his family because they have 3 kiddos. I would be a dual purpose quilt, both game board and keeping warm (though they do live in Tx and it doesn't really get too cold there).


Lost Mommy said...

Great Idea's Amanda! I am so not ready to think about the holidays yet, but I know I need to get on it and start makng things because all the kids' birthdays are in teh months leading up to the holidays, then the holidays.. I'm usually idea'd out by the time Thanksgiving rolls around haha. :)

Amanda said...

I know that if I don't get them started now that I might keep putting it off. With 4 kiddos I know that I need all the time I can get (esp with a 7 month old). :-)