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Friday, June 15, 2012

Gifts for a Friend

My college roommate is a quilter and appreciates the handmade, so I made her a couple of things for her birthday this year (it was June 9) and being a sewer/quilter she understands over due gifts.

I saw this cute grab-it and go kit at a quilt shop. All the pieces were already cut, I just appliqued them on and added the backing. I purchased a sugar cookie scented candle in a jar for the center. It was great fun to do.

I know she likes rabbits and the color red, so I stitched this cute bunny in red and black. I used variegated DMC floss, I think number 75 and the chart from Gift of Cross Stitching  Issue #71(Mar/Apr 2012).

Here is a close up of the trim I glued on the edges - I attached the stitching to some comic book board padded with batting.

I found a nice box at Hobby Lobby and stained it a colonial pecan and then lined the inside. I used some brick red ultra suede for the inside. My husband provided the technical support for prepping the box through the final steel wool - which included the suggestion to add a second coat of stain.
I just got word that she received the box and know it is safe to post about it now. She was very happy with her presents. So once again HAPPY (belated) BIRTHDAY Sandra!!!!

1 comment:

Michelle said...

What a great gift - I can see why she loved it!