Lovely as vacation was, relaxing can be difficult when you are used to having busy hands. Preparing for Christmas was almost as fun as celebrating it. At the last minute, I decided to make a few gifts. Now that the gifts have been received, I can share them with you :o)
I used Dream Green batting by Quilter's Dream. It's made from recycled plastic bottles, so it's kind of a gift to the Earth too.
They fit right into the San Diego landscape, no?
Where the Orchids Grow. Mine is slightly larger than the tutorial (8"x10.5" finished), and the side pockets are increased accordingly.
What I wouldn't do to get out of basting.
cut into my luscious Echo prints to make a Buttercup Bag for my
orange-loving sister. I forgot to get pictures of it, but quilt friends,
it was super cute. I have never made a bag before, and even I thought
the pattern was easy-peasy. Try it!