Saturday, December 31, 2016

holiday gifts

For my final post of 2016 I thought I'd share the hostess and holiday gifts I made this year.

These Open Wide pouches were a hit!  I took them to a Christmas party and just dumped them out to let everyone pick their own.  I wish I had a video to share the screeching and excitement of the recipients as they dove to the pile for their favorite.  A sweet memory for the maker!  
The Open Wide pouch tutorial by Anna Graham of Noodlehead is free and available here.  

A hot-pad.  This Broken Arrow block pattern is by Alison Glass and the fabric is from The Highlands collection by Violet Craft.  I quilted it with Insul-Bright.

Since pattern testing the Lake House Quilt by Michelle Curtis last summer I've been wanting to make an oar table runner.  I made these with the same Carolyn Friedlander fabrics as the oars in my quilt.  (And I photographed them on the same boat.)  These were both gifted so I still need to make one for me!

Finally, this is a collage of my top 9 Instagram posts for 2016.  (These got the most "likes" and I couldn't be happier that my granddaughter is number one with all of you, too!

Thank you for all your support and encouragement.  Sharing is fun! 

Happy New Year!


  1. You have made so many beautiful things this year, Karen. And it's been a pleasure to follow you on your quilty journey. Seeing your granddaughter is the highlight for sure! Happy New Year, my friend! See you in 2017!

    1. Thank you so much Lorna. I'm so grateful to have met you in the Elephant Parade QAL. You provide so much inspiration and encouragement. I'm watching your schedule and hope to meet you in person this year.