Monday, December 24, 2012

Merry Christmas Eve!

It's that last minute time--DH is out shopping--he loves to wait until the last day--and I am baking:  blackberry cobbler, gingerbread Santas, Harvest Cinnamon Buns, rolls, Cranberry Chutney, and Sweet Potato Casserole if I get to it.

Here is what I did last week as small Christmas gifts for my 2 best quilting buddies:

These are about 8" square and are made from silk strips created from recycled silk saris.  I came upon these silk bundles in Houston last year and have been finding ways to use them.  As most are less than 1" wide, it's tricky.

Check out Judy L's Design Wall Monday to see what others have been hurrying to finish!

A most happy and blessed Christmas to all of you! When all the excitement is over: Let's quilt!



  1. Oooh! Barbara, they're darling! Is silk difficult to work with? Jocelyn brought me some beautiful pieces back from China, but I've been too afraid to put them under the needle! A very blessed and Merry Christmas to YOU! Hugs! :)

    1. It was very easy--I did a "flip and sew" to squares of quilt weight cotton, trimmed them up and joined the 4 squares. Added a Thai silk border after a narrow black cotton inner border. The finishing is very easy too, no binding. I'll show you sometime.

  2. I love the bright colors. Great friend gifts, and wonderful way to use the tiny scrap widths.