Sunday, December 21, 2008

Christmas Presents -- TT Galore

I made a table topper for each of my coworkers. I asked what their favorite colors were and tried to accommodate those who gave me an answer. I used to just put boring backings on these until I found one I had gave a friend with the backing up -- she said she liked the front but got tired of it and really liked the paisley on the back so sometimes she used it back up. The quilting (luckily) looked pretty good. I always stitch-in-the-ditch on these. So now I spend more time picking the backing fabric and am a little more careful on the quilting. I'm posting pictures of the front and back of each of the christmas presents I made. Some came out better than others, but it's hard to pick my favorite. All the stars are Carol Doak designs. Most are from the 50 Fabulous Paper Pieced Stars book but two are freebies from her Yahoo Group web site. Hope my coworkers like them. They sure were fun to make and design. I let my daughter and grandbaby pick the colors on one.