December 20, 2012

Christmas sewing

This has definitely been another handmade Christmas season! Everyone in my family is getting handmade things just for them.  From clothes to accessories, I've sewn a lot of fun things in these last few weeks.  I got a late start, but seem to have sewn quicker than usual!  There is only one thing left on sewing to-do list for this Christmas.  I'm feeling great about how productive I've been.  The most recent project I made is this wallhanging for my mom. 
 
I kind of feel like it's a little corny for me to do a wallhanging with pictures, but it's not about what I would like, but what she would like.  And I know she's going to love it!  I simply printed the family photos on colorfast fabric sheets with 2" finished sashing strips. 

 
To fill the extra space that doesn't have photos, I placed two of these great blocks, appropriately called "Nelson's Victory."  I hope she can appreciate the title of the quilt block as much as I did when picking it out!

 
The final touch for the wallhanging was to add this half square triangle border.  Not being square, I knew that the triangles wouldn't line up perfectly on one side, but I'm still happy with the results.  The colors are perfect for my mom and I know she'll love the pictures of her kids. 
 
Pictures of all the other fabulous handmade gifts I've sewn up will be coming after the holiday. 

Have a wonderful holiday weekend.  Merry Christmas!
 
Katie

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