Wednesday, January 4, 2023

December Finishes

Another piecing and quilting year has come to an end. I do have a few December projects for 2022 to share. 

UFO Completed

A UFO from the past was completed. I attended a workshop soon after I purchased my Babylock Solaris (a few years back) on stitching line-art from coloring book pages. 

The coloring book page was scanned and stitched out in the workshop but that was as far as I got. It was not finished until now. I decided to do some free motion quilting on the project after adding some borders then binding and it would be finished.

I really have no good reasoning why I hadn't finished the project, it just got put on the back burner.

Another small December finish was a rug mug done in the hoop. This project was done in a zoom class with a local quilt shop. I needed a small gift, and this worked perfect.

Circles were used for the quilting fill then skewed to look like pebbles. 

Other Christmas projects embroidered were a tea towel and a Christmas pillow. I made eight other different Christmas tea towels for gifts but forgot to take pictures.

Sewing and Embroidering With My Grandsons

For the past few years, I have spent a day with my grandsons right before Christmas and we work on sewing and embroidery gifts for their Mom (my daughter). This year it took two days (I loved it) because of their schedules. This year, they made rope coasters and a tea towel. We also spent part of a day baking Hello Dollies. 

I hope they learn a little each year about sewing. They don't complain so I hope they enjoy the projects. We had my Crescendo and Solaris going on the second day to keep them both busy.

Tiger Quilts Finished

My second tiger throw was finished just in time for Christmas. The first one was completed in November.

The Christmas Quilt

The Christmas quilt I finished in November was gifted to my daughter. She was very surprised and loved it!

There you have it, my December finishes. Thanks for stopping by - Judy.

PS - I haven't gotten to sew a stitch so far in January. My husband and I both tested positive for Covid over New Year's weekend. Luckily, we are having mild cases.

My One Month Goal is to make Block 1 of a Mystery Quilt that my local guild is starting this month.

Linking to:

Design Wall Monday @ Small Quilts and Doll Quilts

Sew and Tell Monday @ Melva Loves Scraps

Monday Musings @ Songbird Designs

To-Do Tuesday Link Party @ Quilt Schmilt on Monday

One Month Goal @ Elm Street Quilts

Needle and Thread Thursday @ My Scrap Infatuation on Wednesday

Put Your Foot Down Thursday @ For the Love of Geese

Beauties Pageant @ From Bolt to Beauty on Friday

Home Matters Link Party on Friday

The Peacock Party @ Wendy's Quilts and More on Friday

Off the Wall Friday @ Creations, Quilts, Whatever

Finished (or not) Friday @ Alycia Quilts 

TGIF Linky Party @ Kathleen McMusings

Friday Foto Fun @ Powered by Quilting

TGIFF @ Sarah Ruiz Quilts

Pink Saturday @ How Sweet the Sound on Friday

Mosaic Monday @ Letting Go of the Bay Leaf on Sunday

Love Your Creativity Link Party @ Life and Linda on Sunday at 2pm

Oh Scrap @ Quilting is more fun than Housework on Sunday

Busy Monday @ A Pinch of Joy on Sundays at 5pm

Monday Making @ Love, Laugh, Quilt on Sunday


  1. Good morning Judy- I love all your projects and how wonderful to sew with your grandsons! Happy New Year. I hope you and your hubby feel better soon.

  2. What beautiful quilts Judy! I love them all, so different from the usual quilts I've seen, the poinsettia one is really eye catching!

  3. I love that you include you grandsons in sewing projects! Have a Happy New Year and feel better soon!

  4. ...beautiful work, I wish that I knew how to sew.

  5. You got a lot accomplished in December. Your quilt is gorgeous! I'm featuring you at tonight's Home Matters Link Party. Thanks for sharing!