Friday, December 27, 2013

Handmade Christmas gifts - Pt.1

Now that Christmas is in the past, I can post photos! This is a king sized quilt I made for my mother-in-law.

She was pretty surprised when she opened the box!

I did a simple all-over meander with some free-motion stars mixed in. I stitched in the ditch around the batik stars, and used the Magic Binding technique to bind it. I'm glad she liked it!

I was pretty happy with how it turned out!

This is the first of 2 finishes for me in December. Be sure to read Part 2 to see the quilt I finished for my son!  And if you're looking for motivation to finish some projects of your own, check out my Facebook group, UFOQueen2013 ( I can't change the name now lol). It's a great group for motivation and inspiration!

Love it? As of 1/10/14, this pattern is available in my Craftsy shop! Stop in and download your copy, and make one for yourself :-)

Linking up at:

December Finishes  
The Free Motion Quilting Project


  1. Hello Shannon,

    What a gorgeous present! Such a huge box - she must have been thrilled when she opened it!


  2. WOW! This is incredible! Love the magic binding - it's the best! Your mother in law must be over the moon! Would you please visit my blog and link up both of this post and the one you made for your son? I am hosting the last TGIFF for 2013!

  3. Thanks! I would have come and posted, but when I tried it said submissions were closed. Guess I will try next week lol!

  4. Hi, Shannon. What a lovely gift and the first photo of your mil is perfect! Awe and wonder!
    Have a very happy New Year with lots of quilting!
    best from Tunisia,

  5. That is a really beautiful quilt and a very thoughtful gift. I love the look of surprise on your mother-in-law's face. You know it was a good gift ;). Oh, and love the magic binding! Congrats on a fabulous finish and thank you for linking up!

    xo -E