Friday, December 23, 2011

I made Christmas

Yep, that's right, I actually got off my lazy but and actually made stuff for Christmas this year. It's not necessarily that I am lazy (which I am, I won't deny it), but usually when Christmas comes around it is either too late or I'm too busy with school/work. This year the baby quilt I made (here) kicked my butt into action. Admittedly I planned way way too late on one of the gifts (see below) but for the most part it has all worked out.

The first things I made were these drawstring bags inspired by this tutorial. The blue and the purple and green star burst bags were for the girls I work with in the lab. The candy cane bag was for my PI. All the bags had candy and cookies and my PI's bag also had a mug and hot cocoa.

I also made cookie dough truffles for everyone in the lab(recipe can be found here).

Finally, I finished this pillow today and working on a second one right now. This was actually supposed to be a wall hanging with that block repeated but I was having the worst time getting to to work well. Instead I took two of the blocks, hand quilted them and made them into pillows. I think this one turned out pretty well, just need to finish the second one tonight before I leave tomorrow.At some point I would like to finish the wall hanging quilt with these blocks but I think I need to figure out the pattern better before I waste anymore time and fabric on it.

Of course if I had time, all my gifts would have been hand made this year, but alas I have almost been living at the lab for the past few weeks.

Friday, December 16, 2011

Baby Quilt

Found out this week that one of the people in the lab just had a baby boy. Made this quilt in two days. I am tired!