Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Merry Christmas!

It's Christmas in Australia, so I can post the swap gift I made for my partner there.
This is from a pattern I bought shortly after I started quilting. I loved picking out all the greens for the wreath, and enjoyed the challenge of piecing in a 3-D bow. Fun! I hope Trash likes it!

I've given so many fleece blankets away that this afternoon I decided to make one to keep. When I finished, I gave it to Val to curl up in while she was re-reading Harry Potter, not a bad way to spend Christmas Eve. One side of the blanket has stripes with snowflakes, the other has penguins bedecked in winter gear.
I'm pleased to say this blanket worked its magic in record time. Enjoy your nap, Val!

11 comments:

sewkalico said...

Nothing like a snooze on the sofa!!!
Wishing you and your family a Merry Christmas and a Happy & Healthy 2009!
xka

floribunda said...

Love your wreath -- I made a "spring" version of that pattern a few years ago! Happy Holidays and stay warm!

Laurel said...

Happy Holiday! I love the wreath pattern. Was it hard? Please pass along holiday hugs from us to Jocelyn and Val!

Jocelyn said...

What, Val, got tired of watching TV? :)

Lazy Gal Tonya said...

Merry Christmas! looks like a perfect way to spend the holidays - curled up reading Harry Potter under a homemade blanket.

Joyce said...

Love the wreath. Is there anything cozier that polar fleece? I have made dozens of pairs of PJs from it. My daughter lives in them except when she has to go to work.

Quiltdivajulie said...

Awwwwww.... blessings to you and yours!! I'm off the the quilt studio for an afternoon with my fabric (stairs or no stairs)...

BUMBLE BEANS said...

Oh yeah! Love the fleece blankets! great gifts!B's grandma made her one also for xmas... Stay warm! Hope you got a nap too! I had a brief nap in "The Tale of Despareaux" but hey! It was after eating a huge meal, what do you expect? :-)

Carol E. said...

Great wreath. I made the same pattern years ago when it was a mystery in Quiltmaker magazine. And the blanket is great, too. I always say a quilt "works" when the person underneath falls asleep. :-)

jillytacy said...

The wreath quilt is gorgeous! I'm sure your partner will be thrilled with it!
the fleece blanket looks cozy no wonder val fell asleep. That looks like a wonderful way to spend Christmas Eve. I was frantically wrapping gifts! I hope you had a wonderful Christmas with your family!

Chookyblue...... said...

someone looks very snug under the blankets.........beautiful present made for Trashy and hope you enjoyed your present you received in the SSCS.......thanks for being part of it all......