It’s the last day of November and Thanksgiving is behind us. We had one of those memorable Thanksgivings where everyone in our family was able to be together for a few days and no one got hurt (physically or emotionally)! I was able to get a few good photos of the grandkids which I’ll share in a bit, but first I have a few finished projects to share.
Most of the time my projects get hung up in the quilting stage, but sometimes it’s the binding that holds things up. I have a big quilt finish that finally got through both of those roadblocks, plus I have a few small projects that were completed in a day!
Red at Night 2
Last year’s BOM that I co-taught at The Granary quilt shop is now a finished quilt. The pattern is Red at Night 2 by Bound to Be Quilting. It’s a beautiful pattern (and quilt)! I sent it out to be quilted because of its size and then I added the binding by machine. It’s definitely a Fall quilt, and I love the Southwest feel it has.
Because I don’t have a full photo of this quilt, I’ll share the one I took before it was quilted. The fabric is from the Kismet collection by Sharon Holland for Art Gallery Fabrics.
Christmas Pocket Mug Rug (fall version)
My Christmas Pocket Mug Rug pattern has been my best selling pattern for a long time. It’s one of those easy projects that’s perfect for gifting. I made a Fall version last month with small scraps of fabric (it doesn’t take much), and it’s so cute!
Ben’s Mug Rug
Tis the season of hot chocolate for my grandkids! My daughter let me know that Ben (almost 3) didn’t have his own mug rug so I got right on it. He was able to pick out some fabric while visiting last week and I finished the mug rug a few days ago. The fabric really is the star of this mug rug.
I used my quilt as you go method for this which is so fast and efficient. It took about 45 minutes to finish – minus the binding.
It’s no small feat to travel on an airplane with three small kids and an infant. Especially when the flight leaves at 5:45 am. It was a big adventure for my grandkids and a huge accomplishment for their parents. We are so thankful they made the trip to California for Thanksgiving, as well as our other three children who traveled (most by plane). It was a perfect week in many ways.
Amelia is 7, Clara is 4, Ben will turn 3 next month and Delaney is 3 months old. We had lots of fun playing, creating, reading, running and baking. The weather was glorious which was a bonus, and it made for some nice photo shoots.
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