Every few months my Mother, DianNe, and her friend Carol pass through town on their way to and from cross-border shopping in the States. It has become a bit of a ritual that I meet them on their way back home.
My Mother signed up for a free-motion quilting class about a month ago. I had taken a similar class several years ago and I found it VERY hard. I had warned her before she went that it was going to be a nightmare. Well it wasn't. Apparently she picked it up very quickly and asked me "what the big deal" was.
She is going away to a quilting retreat this weekend and they have to make a quilted pouch and fill it with toiletries to be donated to a women's shelter (or something).
I was the VERY lucky recipient of one of her practice pouches. I love the shape and I'm especially in love with the GREAT free-motion quilting! I'm completely in awe of her talent.
It's hard to see, but the quilting IS amazing.
If you're looking for Christmas gift ideas to make, please check out the great cell phone pouch tutorial which is today's feature project for the "Last Minute Gift Countdown". I think that this would also make a super little camera case and I may have to make one or two of them myself!