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Friday, December 26, 2008

Some Christmas presents to look at

This is a wall hanging I made for MaryJo for Christmas. This one can replace a piece I made her a few years ago. It's machine appliqued, hand embroidered and free motion quilted.

This is a table topper I made for Kris this year. It's a hand dyed piece I did that was folded and wrapped with rubber bands, dyed and overdyed.

I made this wall hanging for Dawn from pictures she took in Italy. I painted the background fabric then played with the photos in PhotoShop Elements. I printed the pictures onto tissue paper (yep, tissue paper) and on organza. I was given newspaper from Italy which I transferred onto the background using a gel medium. After everything was dry, I machine quilted and then added some embellishment using my hot glue gun. Look at the detail to see the glue around the edges of some pictures. I colored the glue with some embossing powder. I think it's a nice remembrance for her of her Italy trip(s).

Here's detail of Dawn's. Look at the glue around the edges of the prints.

Well, our countdown has REALLY begun now! We're leaving on Sunday so it's time to start packing up the car. We had a nice visit and food with Diane and Don on Christmas Day. I did manage to get all my decorations packed away so that's behind me too. So here are some pictures of the Christmas quilts/presents I finished this year.


  1. Hi Robbie! :) Beautiful stuff. Will be back to check on you.
    Feel free to check out my blog too!

  2. Joanne,
    so glad you like my blog. I LOVE yours as well and I'll be visiting often for sure! Keep up the great writing! I do enjoy reading your articles and short stories.


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