Saturday, December 20, 2008

A Finish and Christmas!

Hello Everyone,

As you know I have been very busy finishing customer quilts. Well, guess what? I am done, at least until after the new year. So now Christmas can finally begin for me and my family! I do have to say that throughout 2008 I saw some beautiful quilts pass through my doors. All my customers give me so much inspiration. I am thankful that each and everyone of them give me the opportunity to make their tops into quilts! Thank you all and keep them coming in 2009!

So I did mention something about a finish. Well last November, 2007 I had completed 2 quilt tops. You can see and read about them in my post here. I finally quilted and bound the first one and gave it to my girlfriend's daughter last week...

We quickly put it on her bed. She loved it! Isn't it a very teen room???

She was quick to tell me it looked like a page out of the PB Teen catalog. You know what she is right. I have followed up with my friend and she has been making her bed everyday now and just got her license on Thursday. I guess having a nice quilt can inspire any teen to make their bed. So go out and make one for a teen.

Now onto Christmas... I thought I would share with you some of our nutcrackers.

They all have a story and are all unique in some way.

However, I said to my family that I think we didn't put all of them out.

But I am not sure where the others can be. We just need to dig deeper.

Here is our Christmas tree. I do really like the way it looks.

Lastly, I would like to say a big THANK YOU to all of you who responded to my last post in the comments or via e-mail and asked for the pillowcase pattern. I am overwhelmed. The kids from the Hole in the Wall Gang Camp are going to be thrilled. I am receiving pillowcases and fabric to make the cases from all over the world!! You are all very kind hearted and generous, THANK YOU!!

My next post is 99, so be on the look out for something special!

Until next time, Happy Quilting and Merry Christmas!!


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26 comments:

Stephanie said...

Great quilt. Love the nutcrackers. I think you're the first I've seen to share any. Happiest of Holidays to you. I hope we've all slowed down a bit and can relax and enjoy.

Exuberant Color said...

I think that is a great compliment from a teen, that she likes it AND makes her bed every morning now. It is so hard to know what they like.

I am always fascinated by the nutcrackers, with the variety.

Glad you got your pile for customers done. I used to do dressmaking for about 30 customers and it was always a relief to get done several days before Christmas.

from little acorns said...

Hi Jackie! I just love the nutcrackers!. . . & the teen quilt is perfect! I'm so glad that you got all your customer's quilts done & now you can enjoy the season! I hope you have a wonderful Christmas!
xo, Bren

Lisa said...

Hi! So excited to join the challenge, so thank you for the kind words and the invite. Also for being my first "follower"!

This was me this morning: (running around in circles) "I have comments! I have a follower! Woohoo! I'm in a challenge!"

DH thinks I'm nuts, but he knew that when he married me, so he can't back out now. ;-)

My kids absolutely love nutcrackers. Our old daycare had hundreds of them and she let the kids help put some of them out. All of the kids loved it.

I love the walls in the teen girl's room! Are they painted or wallpapered? The quilt goes perfectly! Very modern!

PamKittyMorning said...

Love all the fun photos! That quilt is so cute and love the nutcrackers. Merry Christmas!

Glenna at Hollyhock Quilts said...

Jackie--

Thanks for checking in! Now why would you go get a cold?? Could it be OVERDOING?? I hope not. Glad you're caught up and able to enjoy Christmas a bit.

Love the quilt! And your Christmas decos are lovely. Have a most wonderful Christmas---

Jeni said...

Wow.Wow.Wow just love the quilt
first time to your blog will be back

Annemariesquilt said...

Beautiful quilt!!!
And lovely Christmas decoration too.
I have enjoyed all your customers quilt today. You are a very clever quilter and I am impressed. Take care and have fun true the hollyday.

Merry Christmas from me to you..

Shari said...

Congratulations on such a great quilt! It looks perfect for the modern teen - and it mathes the wallpaper! Very clever.
Love the nutcrackers as well. All their stories must be interesting, especially the mouse...
Looks like you are ready for Christmas so relax and enjoy!!!

Anonymous said...

What a pretty quilt! It is perfect for a teen! Congratulations on being done with customer quilts for the year--it must feel like such a relief! I hope you have a WONDERFUL Christmas!! We are trying to enjoy the dump of snow. Actually I am trying to ignore the dump of snow... :-) Do enjoy your time "off."

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

It does look like a quilt form P. Barn ,only better as it was made with love, Happy Holidays!!

everythingquilts said...

Perfect for a teen!!!

Tine said...

The quilt is gorgeous, and I am so happy she likes it. Teenagers can be difficult to sew for :)

Eileen said...

Jackie, your tree is so beautiful. And I have a nut cracker collection too! I did not have a chance to get mind out this year. I hope you find the rest of yours and get them set up. They always make me smile at Christmas.

And yes.. that is a good tip.. everyone needs to make teenage daughters beautiful quilts. It works! You have been so busy. I hope you can relax now and enjoy Christmas week with your family. ☺

henny said...

Cute nutcrackers and lovely christmas tree!!
About quilt for teenager daughter, yes..it seems works to mine. Hope it would stay longer or a 'forever good habit'..haha..
Merry Christmas Jackie, enjoy your time now with family :)

Cheryl said...

Yeah for being done with customers quilts!!! I have two deliveries today to my binding customers, and I am done till after Christmas.
Love all your Nutcrackers and what a beautiful tree. That quilt is amazing, and I think would inspire anyone to keep their bed made!!

julieQ said...

The quilt really does make it bright and very teen-agish, doesn't it! I love nutcrackers too, we have a jointed one that moves...the kids love it!

Anina said...

What a wonderful quilt!
Have a wonderful Christmas over there as well!

Michelle said...

Hi Jackie, Love that quilt. Very hip:)

Michelle

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Love the nutcrackers and the quilt is just gorgeours, the fabrics are just so happy Jackie..

Karen said...

Wonderful quilt! The finishing touch to a perfect teen room.

That is some collection of nutcrackers. The mouse one is so cute.

Merry Christmas Jackie!

Amy @ Park City Girl said...

Love that quilt! and your Christmas pictures are so fun :) Enjoy this time with your family!

Lynette Anderson said...

The nutcrackers are great, its fun to see some different ones. The teen quilt is fabulously funky and what a great way to inspire someone to make the bed! long may that last.
Happy Christmas
Lynette x

amandajean said...

i LOVE the teen quilt! you did a fantastic job on it. I LOVE the colors with the pop of white!

Tanaya said...

That quilt is spectacular!!

The Calico Cat said...

That quilt is a UFO of mine - to be done using the brown sparrow prints by Joel Dewberry...

Love yours!

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