Sunday, December 23, 2018
I really wanted this air mail fabric, but it was expensive. Finally it went on steep enough clearance so I could justify buying a half yard to make something for Amanda. Then I needed an ornament that would show it off. Hence, this very large log cabin Santa. You make a log cabin block and cut it in half, which will yield two ornaments. My block was 8". It's one of the larger ornaments I've made, but it does flatten, despite being very long. My ornaments are usually much smaller, but it's cute and it does show off the fabric nicely!
Saturday, December 22, 2018
In 2015, I made a selvedge tree mini quilt. On the day we left for vacation in November, I woke up at 5:30am with the idea to make a mini one as an ornament for Amanda. Since I was already packed and we didn't need to leave for the airport until 10am, I was able to complete it before we left.
Finished size: 4.5" x 5"
Sunday, December 16, 2018
While working on the second Triangle quilt, I decided to make my nieces ornaments to match their quilts, using heart buttons leftover from my batik bags. The left ornament matches the Airplane quilt and the right matches the Triangle quilt. They are the same size as Amanda's hexagon postage ornament.
Saturday, December 15, 2018
I made this ornament in February. The only other time I've made an ornament for the exchange that early in the year was the little red suitcase. I was looking for ideas on how to quilt my Dresden plate quilt when I came across this ornament, so of course I had to take a detour from quilting to make one. I saw the idea at A Spoonful of Sugar, but the instructions are at Sewing and Beyond. Once I figured out the process, I adapted it a bit and ironed everything into shape before stitching it down. I started with a hexagon with the edges measuring 4" and this resulted in an ornament measuring 4" across with 2" edges. The button is 3/4". I had plenty of Christmas fabric, but I decided that this postage stamp print would show the best once folded, and I prefer to have postage-themed ornaments for Amanda over Christmas-themed ornaments. I made a folded postage fabric ornament in 2014, but this one is a little more intricate.