Monday, December 1, 2014

The Month of November and December Goals


November was a great quilting month!  I was able to finish up three quilts to give as gifts, my niece's binding, a table runner gift, bags for my boys, and the tree skirt my husband wanted. 

My tree skirt is a simple hexagon I made a lot like my spider web table toppers, just bigger and with binding.  It measures about 36 inches side to side and 40 inches point to point.  There isn't even a hole, because my cast iron tree stand sits on top. 


I made it to the size specifications of my husband, because he wanted it to fit inside a simple circle of his LGB Train track.  But wouldn't you know, he made the track HUGE this year. 


This is definitely a case of  "You can tell the men from the boys by the price of their toys."  I also see a lot of "Like father, like son" going on at my house.  ;)

The table runner I finished is for my sister S for Christmas. 


I made to to match the quilt I gave her earlier.  For some reason, every time I told her I was making her a quilt, she thought I meant table runner.  So when she came to pick up her table runner, she was in complete shock.  But she has told me that they love the quilt, and even her boys will cuddle up with it. 


And just in case you missed my other November finishes, here they are: 

Helping my niece S cut, tie and bind her second quilt.


Summer Twist for my sister-in-law for Christmas. 

 
Bags for my boys:


Wild About You for my Cheetah for Christmas.


Things that Go for my Monkey for Christmas.


I am tired just thinking about everything I got done. 

So now all of my important Christmas sewing is finished, and I have no deadlines.  My house is even all decorated for Christmas.  :)  However, you can always use more quilty Christmas goodness, right?  My A Lovely Year of Finishes goal for December is to make a new table topper for me.  I want to use the wreath panel.  I may even use the extra tree panel for something else this month.  We'll see. 


December is one of my favorite months every year.  My husband and I purchase and wrap all the gifts early so we can relax and enjoy a wonderful family filled month.  So don't be surprised if things are very quiet here at Quilt Kisses.  I try to teach my boys that Jesus is the reason for the Christmas season.  I hope that all of you have a wonderful Christmas season too! 

XX,
Jasmine

P.S.  To my dear sweet niece, R, who reads my blog:  Don't tell your mom what her runner looks like.  :D

P.P.S.  I will be linking up with Let's Bee Social for my tree skirt and runner finish.  :)

P.P.P.S.  I am also linking up with Jennie of Porch Swing Quilts for her Santa's Sweatshop linky party.

9 comments:

  1. The tree skirt is lovely, and how funny that the train track around the tree grew this year. :) I hope that you have a wonderful and joyous December.

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  2. I think you now need to let your husband know that he needs to fit his train track inside your tree skirt!

    You are so amazingly busy! Lovely, lovely quilts & etc. The one you made for your sister caught my eye because I had the same floral fabric. I absolutely adore the pattern and I used it as the backing of one of my favorite quilts. I just wish I had more!

    Enjoy your spiritual Christmas season and hug each one of those boys for me. I just had my 2 of my 3 grown children here for Thanksgiving!

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  3. Your tree skirt is perfect. The tracks just need to shrink to fit...though I'm guessing that will be a tough sell with your 4 men, big and little? Enjoy your Christmas season. We don't deck the halls until the third weekend of Advent, though a few little red and green bits appear early, and everything stays out till Epiphany in January.

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  4. Wow you really did accomplish a lot! Yes and those boys get bigger so do the toys. Enjoy your Christmas season! I am trying to do the same here too"

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  5. Oh yeh the bigger the boy the bigger the toys! So fun to see you accomplish so much! I'm anxious to see your panel projects.

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  6. Wow, you have earned the rest! Enjoy Advent!!!

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  7. You have had such a beautifully productive month! The tree skirt is beautiful! Yup, boys and their toys. . . only the price changes ;)

    I love that you do all of your prep early so you can enjoy the month with your family in the true spirit of the season! Merry Christmas to you and your family :)

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  8. I love those red and green panels, so pretty! You've had some great finishes, I'm playing catch up today on bloglovin :)

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  9. Wow, you had a super busy month...I didn't realize your finishes were adding up like that! Congrats on meeting your Christmas sewing goals.
    I had to smile when I saw the picture of the guys under the tree, sitting INSIDE the tracks...no wonder it had to be a bigger set up this year. :-) Yes, there is definitely some "see it, do it" going on in your household, isn't there? So sweet. Enjoy your family Christmas, Jasmine.

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