I would like to introduce you to my "Peeps"...that's me (a quilter), my husband (a model railroader) and my daughter, who just finished her university degree in business. I have a friend who makes these little wooden figures and ordered "Peeps" for all my peeps for Christmas. I sent her pictures of everyone in the family and she custom painted each figure.
Here are all 10 Peeps--my dad plays the violin, me, my daughter, my husband, my MIL who likes to garden, my SIL who likes to take pictures, Skye the dog, my BIL who likes to play baseball, my niece who likes to read and her sister who likes to sing.
Everyone was very pleased with their "Peeps". Thanks, Toni, for a job well done!
You may remember that I made quilts from my FIL's shirts last Christmas, our first Christmas without him. The quilts were for my husband and his sister, the three grandchildren and my MIL. This year, I made my BIL a pillow from the shirts.
I used organic quilting.
I found some perfect shirt fabric for the back of the pillow.
Here it is, all done. My BIL was pleased with his pillow. It will have a place of honour in his office or in their family room.
As you know, my husband is a model railroader. We were in a model railroad store before Christmas picking up a train engine that he had ordered and I happened to find this:
Doesn't every model railroad need a house with a quilt on the front porch???? They even had it in "N" scale, the gauge my husband models.
I made a feather pillow for my daughter for Christmas. The pattern, by Anna Maria Horner, is for a queen sized quilt, but I decided to just make a pillow to try out the pattern before committing to a big quilt. I used a Kaffe Fasset charm pack that was in my stash for the feathers.
I paper pieced the feathers so each one would be different.
Lots of straight line quilting...
The finished pillow!
If I was making a pillow from this pattern again, I think I would have less background material between the feathers...
I am happy that my homemade gifts were well received this year!