Holiday gift making has started around here. Last year, I decided to make almost everyone in my family a handmade gift which turned out fine in the end, but I got a late start and was literally sewing all night Christmas Eve to get things done. Some people didn't get their gifts until after the holidays. While I am sure they didn't mind, I decided to take it easier on myself this year and just concentrate on a couple handmade gifts. I knew I wanted to make my dad a quilt since I made the flying geese quilt for my mom last year. I also felt I owed him a pretty nice gift this year since the scarf I was making him last year never got finished. Who knows, maybe he'll get both this year since I'm trying to allow more time for myself. Fabric shopping for a masculine quilt is not something I do often, nor do I find there to be a wide selection of prints specific to males so I stuck to neutral colors and prints.
I chose four different neutral colored solids and planned to pair each print with a solid.
Carrying Sunshine, which allowed me hours of continuous sewing. Well, in between the laughter and getting to know so many new and talented woman. Before leaving for the retreat, I cut out all the squares...
design wall and figuring out how I want it all to be arranged. But first, I have some unpacking to do -- ugh.