Thursday, December 18, 2008

Possibly the cutest owls ever......and another two presents finished :)

Eileen from Eileens Attic sent me these adorable owls!! I think they are just adorable!!
Eileen also sent me a kit to make one myself, she knows how busy I am right now, and sent the kit so I would have a chance of sewing one of these beauties before Christmas :) If you want to make one too, there's a tutorial on Eileens blog!
Thank you so so much Eileen! I love them, and they are going on our Christmas-tree....all 3, I am determined to sew up the kit!

And I may just be able to find the time, because I just finished my last Christmas-project!! The flying dutchman quilt for my sister.
I tried my hand at free motion quilting again, and eventhough I definately still have a lot to learn, I can see improvement with every quilt. That is very comforting :)
I pieced the label into the backing...the stamped labels are growing on me, I think I am even starting to like them :D
Here is a picture of the back of the quilt. I wanted to use up all the dots...the pink floral is a Kaffe Fassett print that was just too perfect to leave out...
The binding came from my stash....completely forgot why I bought this fabric, but it works well here, I think.
And all folded up and ready to be wrapped and given away....
....this will be hard to give away.....

The other night I made a Black Apple doll for Viola. It was fun and easy to sew, and I hope she will like it :)
Now...I know I said I was done with all my presents...but can I really give this doll away without a doll quilt??

18 comments:

Jackie said...

I love those owls that Eileen has made! They are sooo cute and will look great on your tree. She is a real sweetheart! Your flying dutchman quilt is absolutely gorgeous. Really nice finish! You should be so proud of yourself and what a terrific gift. Yes, I think a doll cannot be given without a doll quilt... Merry Christmas!

ladydi said...

Oh my goodness, I am so impressed! Your sister's quilt is BEAUTIFUL!! That's three - three! large quilts you have made for Christmas. Wow - and prepared meals and cleaned and went to school and did homework and bathed children and read them stories and played with them. Oh, I remember - you gave up sleeping. :>} I do agree the doll needs a quilt - or maybe a little flannel blankie - (all one piece!)

Fiesta said...

The quilt for your sister is adorable, so are the owls.
Glad you have some nice things to enjoy.

Dandelion Quilts said...

Who, Who, Who wouldn't love those owls? Or that precious quilt or that ADORABLE DOLL! You're amazing!

Emily said...

Love, Love, Love your sisters quilt. If she doesn't like it I'd be happy to take it off her hands! :) The back is awesome all pieced!

Helen said...

Tine, that quilt for your sister is stunning! She is one lucky girl to have you as her sister! I really like the stamped labels too, they are cool. :)

thriftymrs said...

Wow cute owls!

Eileen said...

Oh man.. Viola will absolutely LOVE that Black Apple doll. She was the perfect choice and you whipped her up in no time! Your sister's quilt is fabulous.. and yes.. I love that stamped label. What a pretty present.. I wish I could see her face when she opens it. :-)
Glad you got the owls before Christmas. Thanks for all the lovely words about them.. you are making me feel really good.

Tonya said...

Ahhhh, I love love love the quilt! The back is just as great as the front!!!! I would have a hard time giving it away too lol

And those little owls are just too cute. I am trying not to go look at the tutorial because I am still not finished with what I need to do now! I must be very slow, you get SO much done and you have school!

Leslie said...

cute owls!

Lily Boot said...

your sister's quilt turned about beautiful! I love the colours and layout - and the back is so creative and gorgeous! You should do a quilt front like that! It's fabulous! Your black apple dolly turned out well and yeah - make it a quilt - it won't take long! The owls are gorgeous - and if you're going to make one in time for christmas than I will too - I have the tutorial printed off and sitting on the footstool in the living room with the supplies, ready to go! Good luck!

Melanie said...

Well done Tine. The quilt is beautiful- even the back!. Your daughter will love the doll. With tiny scrpas and ribbon she could have a bag to go with the doll quilt. :-) Yes I know like you haven't 1001 things left on your to do list. :-)

Happy Christmas I hope it is a wonderful one for you and your family.

jacquie said...

the quilt turned out beautifully. i love how you did the back. i wish i could put together neat backs like that.

amandajean said...

Tine,

I love love LOVE the flying dutchman quilt. it turned out fantastic!!! i'm sure your sister will love it, too.

Shellie said...

Everything looks wonderful!! And I'm so jealous you're all done with your Christmas sewing. I've still got a day or two left! Luckily, we're snowed in today!

:)

A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

Your sisters quilt is simply stunning Tine!! I love your technique for labels - perfect finishing touch! Those little owls are just too cute.

mathea said...

That is truly a wonderful quilt - your sister is a lucky girl! I'm just so impressed by all that you have achieved for Christmas - those gorgeous quilts and the lovely doll too, and you have your education and family life too. And I still haven't started quilting my summer quilt...

anne from finland said...

So lovely things you´ve made again! The quilt is so beautiful! Those Christmas owls will be nice to decorate your Christmas tree. I wish you and all the family Merry Christmas!!!