Sunday, 24 December 2017

A Couple Finishes and Season's Greetings

The presents are all wrapped and under the tree, waiting for the little ones to arrive. One more sleep than my family will all be here, I sound as anxious as a kid waiting for Santa to arrive. Today will be a day of prep for tomorrows big meal. I can smell it already.

My oldest son wanted a 150 quilt, and being the great mom I am I got to work and made him one. Of course no advance notice and only two weeks to make it before Christmas.

150 Canadian quilt

I started with the panel of the Mountie and parliament buildings from Northcott fabrics. The flag panel on the bottom and the cream and black fabrics are also from Northcott. I decided to border the Mountie panel in black and build from there. As my DIL is tall I needed the length. I bordered the flag panel in red and added it to the bottom. Made a few flying geese, well maybe more than a few actually 52. They are 3'' x 6''. A couple more borders and it was a good size 52'' x 74''.

One thing I did learn panels are not square and require careful cutting to make them appear straight and square, but that top except for the geese flew together.

I outline quilted the Mountie, parliament buildings and flag and did loop de loops in the background. Quick and easy quilting. I did more back and forth lines around the geese and ghosted in geese in the geese border. Ribbon candy in the red borders and the final cream border I did figure eights.

ghosted geese that don't show in the picture so well
I should have taken more pictures before wrapping the quilt up. Red and black are the worst colours for picture taking.

Next up was a Christmas stocking for his daughter, she is 9 months old. I have made all my grandchildren a stocking the year they were born. Here is hers. 

Christmas stocking complete with bling.
Now to get down to making desserts. 

Wishing you and yours a Happy Holiday Season and a very Merry Christmas!!!

7 comments :

Yvonne @Quilting Jetgirl said...

I am sure your son is going to be thrilled. Merry Christmas and I hope you have a fabulous time with family!

QuiltShopGal said...

Oh my I'm in love with your 150 Canada Anniversary quilt and I'm sure your son will love it too! I have that panel, but haven't yet had luck finding a red that matches. I also want to make it longer and wasn't aware of the maple leaf fabric. I'll definitely try to track that down (I hope you don't mind if I do something simiilar). Beautiful stocking too. I hope you and your lovely family have a very Merry Christmas.

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Tish Stemple said...

I think you should be in line for mom of the year with that 150 Canada Quilt. Two weeks start to finish, you are super woman! I hope you and your family had a wonderful Christmas, Cindy. I'm sure lots of memories will be made over the years during the holidays with that little pink stocking. Something for your granddaughter to cherish as she grows :)

Sandy said...

You did a beautiful job designing around that panel. You are right, they are never straight!

Anja @ Anja Quilts said...

You did an amazing job with short notice. That's a lot of flying geese. I hope you had a great Christmas.

Preeti said...

Kids with their impossible demands!!! It never stops, I guess. I believe you had help from the quilting elves to pull off a fabulous finish in 2 weeks. Kudos to you. Such an adorable stocking for Jamie. Hope you had a lovely holiday and wishing you all the best in the new year.

Jocelyn Thurston said...

What a great idea to use that gorgeous panel in your quilt. It's perfect! I'm sure your Christmas was great and happy stitching in 2018!