You guys are way too generous with the compliments. Honestly, if you could look closely at these things you might just smile politely and nod your head and think to yourself... garage sale fodder!
But you know how it is. Even when you're all grown up, your mom still loves everything you make :D
And I want some kind of a record of what I've made (hoping my Mad Sewing Skillz will improve!) so I'm posting them here.
This was the first try at making my mom a table runner. I was going to stitch the outline of their hands inside the stars, with sparkly silver thread.
Did not work. I bought embroidery thread and had to use a HUGE needle (how do you thread that stuff, anyway?) It was making huge holes in the fabric, so I gave up on that and just made a blue and white runner. Looks kind of black in the photo, but navy blue IRL.
Looks good with her blue and white and sparkly winter things, or out at 4th of July with some red accents, so not a total loss!
In the meantime, if you want to see some really inspiring quilting, check out...
Rachel, at p.s.iquilt
the sassy Monica, at HappyZombie
find tons of free patterns at AllPeopleQuilt, or the Moda Bakeshop (where I found the idea for my Christmas quilt)
lose yourself for hours (and hours) looking at all the wonderful things Amanda Jean, at CrazyMomQuilts has made.
And then I sigh, and hope to be that good of a quilter when I grow up.