Handmade Christmas 2016: France Firefly Quilt, delivered in person!

I’m just going to pretend that it hasn’t been months since any regular blogging has happend and just write this blog post as if everything was its normal old self. 😉

I had a lot of fun with the Christmas presents that I made this year.  Some of them didn’t even get sewn until 2017 but I’m still counting them as Handmade Christmas 2016! 🙂

First up, the mini-quilt I made for my sister, Rachel.  Ellie has requested that I sew her a “Fancy Forest” quilt so I bought the pattern and this is two of the Frances Firefly block from that quilt. Rachel told me she liked gray (grey?) and red, hence this color scheme.

img_4164front (the quilt is about 16×18)

img_4165back (with loops for inserting a dowel for hanging)

I do love straight-line quilting and hand-sewn binding!

The light of fireflies is one of my favorite parts of early summer!

Rachel and her kids came to visit us in January (from New Mexico!) so I had the fun of giving this to her in person.  Actually, I sewed down the binding to the back while we were hanging out in the evenings!  What a gift to have my sister with me! 🙂

img_4032attempting to recreate a very silly picture our three brothers took before my wedding in 2007 – couldn’t quite do the “hang off the front of the cannon” trick that Eric pulled off!


Thanks to Rachel for taking all the quilt pictures in this post – I was so excited to give it to her that I finished it off and handed it over and she was back in NM before I remembered that I hadn’t done a photo shoot!

p1100406Eric, Chris, baby Adella, and Jon, circa June 2007 🙂


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6 Responses to Handmade Christmas 2016: France Firefly Quilt, delivered in person!

  1. Mom says:

    Wonderful to have a post from you again! And all of my children are represented in it! Win, win!!!

  2. Dani Blake says:

    Beautiful! That quilt for Ellie is going to look amazing!

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