I didn’t have much time to make many gifts of my own this year. Which is a good thing, it means I was making gifts for customers!
Here are the two I did manage to get to:
BF’s dad wanted printer covers for his two printers to match the quilt I made for his birthday.
I only finished one before they had to be loaded in the car and trucked up to NH. The other will have to be a little belated.
I am told it fits perfectly. I was a bit worried it would be way off. When BF and I were up in NH the last time we measured the printers for the covers. Well, BF measured and I wrote it down on my diagram. For whatever reason, I decided before we left we should check to make sure the measurements were correct. The second time we measured the numbers were totally different. I don’t think measurements are BF’s strong point. I was relieved to hear the cover fit well.
The second cover is a bit trickier, it has a few more angles. That one is going to take some serious brain power that I just didn’t have left before Christmas. Now I’ve relaxed for a couple of days and should be able to tackle that task with gusto.
The other gift was one of my UFO’s/WIP’s whatever you like to call ’em. I started this quilt maybe half a decade ago. Yikes. BF had picked out the colors he wanted, orange and blue.
Let me tell you, five years ago orange was not something people had a demand for. All of the orange fabric I saw was hideous, and to combine it with blue, oh my. Hello Mets!
Now BF is a Met fan and wouldn’t have minded just blue and orange but at that time, I had made one, maybe two quilts. I was going by a pattern from one of my grandmother’s quilting books, it required three colors.
My fabric shopping knowledge was limited to Joann’s and Wal-Mart at the time. So I headed to Wal-Mart, $2/yard fabric, and picked up orange, blue and yellow. I hated it from the beginning. That’s probably why it sat unfinished for so long.
It was meant to generously fit a full-size bed. In the photo it is on a king-size bed.
I had almost finished hand-quilting it before I put it away. So when I pulled it from the recesses, I finished the quilting, this time by machine! (I didn’t care that it would look funny.) After I finished the quilting, I had to find something to bind it with. I don’t have any of the fabrics I used for this quilt left in my stash, so I pulled out everything that might go with this awful quilt. I ended up choosing some Heather Ross dots from her Lightning Bugs and Other Mysteries collection. It kind of adds a fun little touch to the quilt.
I suppose this quilt is a testament to how far I’ve come and BF likes it so it’s a win.
What did you manage to make for your holiday gifts?