My Sewful Retirement

A Quilting Journey

Holiday Mini Quilts – Day 3

Happy Thursday!

I hope you enjoy the last of my December mad sewing adventure …

I decorated a couple of kitchen towels to match the quilt-as-you-go potholders I blogged about here. We have new friends who are also from Maryland and I wanted to give them a welcome gift.

Christmas 2018 Kitchen Towel Set 2

Before retiring I had an online embroidery business, monogramming bath hand towels was one of my best sellers. I still give them as gifts and I’m always so happy when I see them displayed in my family members home!

Christmas 2018 Monogrammed Hand Towels

I made this set for one of my guest bathrooms. It’s a holly leaf laurel wreath with monogram. The wreath design was a bonus design with my machine purchase and I added the single letter. The “Joy to the World” and “Peace on Earth” mini quilt designs came from Embroidery Library.

Making star mug rugs using Missouri Star Quilt Company’s – periwinkle tool is super fast! Watch Jenny’s YouTube tutorial here.

I made these fabric baskets to keep fruit and candy available for my guests. I used metallic threads for the quilting! I love the fabric!

I had three orphan quilt blocks from a couple years ago and turned them into gift bags. Two of the blocks I used as front and back for one bag and used scraps to piece together a back for the second bag.

I tend to gift wine or other alcoholic beverages as gifts and I always make wraps for the bottles. I start with a quilted 14 x 16 top with some type of embroidery or just a monogram. This piece is used for the front and back of the wrap.

Wine Wrap Quilt Top

Below are the four I made this year.

Gag mug rug gift for my good friend named Chardonnay!

Christmas 2018 red wine mug rug

Thanks for stopping by! Happy Stitching!

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12 thoughts on “Holiday Mini Quilts – Day 3

  1. Hi Karla! So, so, SO many good finishes in this post. I just LOVE those wine bottle wraps. Where were you when I went on a binge of giving them out to friends a year or two ago. I had no cute, creative wraps like yours I’ll tell you. And that basket is also SO cute. I have a thing for fabric baskets – I like to make them but I’ve given away all the ones I’ve made. Maybe I need to make a few for myself. Last of all, those star shaped mug rugs are cool. It looks so pretty and cute with your little snowman and candle. I have enjoyed your last three posts immensely. You were sew busy!! Happy Thursday. ~smile~ Roseanne

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  2. WOW, what fun looking projects. And so many. You are amazing with your embroidery machine.

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  3. Sylvia E Anderson on said:

    Such thoughtful and pretty gifts, and the colors are amazing. Anyone who received them from you was a very lucky person indeed. My favorites are your guest towels.
    Happy New Year to you and yours.

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  4. Karla, you are a sewing machine…pun intended! These are beautiful gifts and I’m still drooling over the electronic cases you made for your family members. I think the hand towels are superb gifts, you have many lucky friends!

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  5. Hi Karla!
    I’m thoroughly enjoying seeing all of your projects! Each one is lovely!
    Happy Quilting! πŸ™‚

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  6. Boy, the thread must’ve been flying over there with all those fun projects! Hope you have time to put your feet up and relax a bit now! Thanks for sharing!

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