Handmade Gifts · Quilting

Handmade Christmas- The Mom quilt aka Pixel Potter

When the time came to make a decision for my mom, there were two challenges that made things difficult: #1- She is a quilter herself and can make herself quilts easily, so I had to find a pattern that she wasn’t familiar with #2- There are so many hobbies that I could have picked to… Continue reading Handmade Christmas- The Mom quilt aka Pixel Potter

English Paper Piecing · Handmade Gifts · Quilting

Handmade Christmas- The Dad quilt aka Star Trek Enterprise

This was the very first quilt I started on this season and the most complex for one reason- it is entirely hand pieced(minus borders), then machine quilted. I got hooked on English Paper Piecing earlier in 2015 but had never done anything beyond traditional shapes. When I saw this pattern in an instagram post, I… Continue reading Handmade Christmas- The Dad quilt aka Star Trek Enterprise

Handmade Gifts · Quilting

A Handmade Christmas- the In-law quilts

When I started talking about this crazy idea of a handmade Christmas with Jeremy, there was a lot of debate about various things. One of the first was size- because we both knew that feasibly I couldn’t make four full size quilts by Christmas. We decided that making lap quilts and wall quilts would be… Continue reading A Handmade Christmas- the In-law quilts

Handmade Gifts · Quilting

A Handmade Christmas- the overview

For years I have been an avid crafter, but never one that translated into gifts that could easily be made for others. In 2014 I did a semi-homemade Christmas¬† with making photo albums for others, etc. but I had big dreams for 2015 with a fully handmade Christmas. And then, life happened. My plans had… Continue reading A Handmade Christmas- the overview