Friday, March 13, 2015

Friday Finishes!

In keeping with my leisurely pace this year, I have a couple small-ish finishes to share today!

My Mother's birthday is later this month so I thought I would make her a couple little somethings.
I knew I wanted to make her a zippered pouch. She makes frequent overnight trips to various of my sisters' homes, and I thought it might be useful for those.

Four charms from Lotta Jansdotter's Sylvia collection and a couple 2" strips of osnaburg

I used a 7" zipper, and it measures 8.5" x 5.75"

I also wanted to make her a summer "wreath". She won a quilted Christmas Wreath in a silent auction and was so tickled with it, I thought this ever-sweet pattern would be perfect for the warmer season!

It has rather over-sized corner tabs for hanging. I hope it will fit over the same framed picture in her entry as the Christmas one did.

In keeping with the first of this pattern that I made and called "Winter Sparkle",
 I call this one "Summer Frolic" :)
I used five 5" charms of Basic Grey's PB&J, and one 5" charm of their Persimmon, along with another Persimmon print for the binding. 
It ended up measuring 22" x 22"

I also made up a drawstring bag for my Hoosier friend, Hannah, whose birthday is also this month.
The boys put in a few things, including a handmade coyote call and some candies to sweeten the package.
It was very fun to use a couple of those fat quarters I won awhile back. 
Ducks in a Row, by American Jane :)

Wishing my Mom and Hannah the happiest of birthdays! 


Gina said...

These are such beautiful, thoughtful handmade gifts Sarah!! Your family and friends are lucky to have you!!!

Carla said...

How sweet are your handmade gifts, Sarah. There's going to be some happy recipients!

Anonymous said...

Lucky ladies! Handmade gifts are the best :-) The Summer wreath design is beautiful too.