I love this magazine and all the people I know who work there. What a great group! So when Mary Kate Karr Petras asked me if I would be interested in designing a project for their annual “Best Christmas Quilts 2012″ magazine (on sale now!)
I couldn’t wait to share something I have done for the past 6 years — Family Memories Ornaments.
Six years ago, I was blessed to have a grandchild. She was born in September and that gave me plenty of time to sew something that she would have for many years — a Christmas ornament with her photo on it. I also thought she would want to see who else was in her family at the time so I made ornaments of all her grandparents, her parents, her Aunt and Uncle, her cousins and, of course, their two dogs.
Each year after, I have continued the ornament-making tradition (at least for my grandaughter, her brother born a few years later, her parents, and yes, the dogs.)
These ornaments are easy and fun to make and hopefuly, they will be a keepsake for my grandkids as they grow, mature, and have their own families.
I hope you can find this magazine on your local newstands (try your quilting shop, sewing store or bookstore) so you can learn how to make these for YOUR family. If you can’t find it, you can get it here.
Here’s what they look like hanging on a Christmas tree!
To help promote the magazine, Quilter’s Newsletter is offering free prizes for project designers to offer to their blog readers! So, one lucky reader of my blog will receive this– a fat quarter bundle of Skaters Village, and a fat eighth bundle + panel of Winter Wonderland, both from Windham Fabrics.
All you have to do to qualify for the drawing is comment on this blog sometime before September 1st. I will pick a winner at random and send your contact information to Quilter’s Newsletter and they will contact you and get your shipping information.
So, if you are reading this blog, comment and enter! It’s that easy!
BTW, I sent the magazine to my granddaughter and she was AMAZED her picture was in a magazine and can’t wait to take to to her first day of kindergarden and have something to contribute for “show & tell”! Love it!