every year i spend time, money and effort picking out gifts for my sisters-in-law and M's niece. every year they seem less than impressed.
this year, i'm trying a new strategy. several factors went into my decisions: 1) i'm tired of spending money on gifts that aren't appreciated. 2) i have a crapton of fabric. 3) i recently got a mid-arm straight stitch machine that i need to practice my FMQ on.
thus was born the Ugly Christmas Quilts Project! a win-win all around, i think. i get to use up fabric i hate, practice my FMQ, and not spend any actual cash. win for them, because odds are, even though i hate this fabric, they will love their quilts!
for oldest sister #1 (this one has been particularly mean to me!) a nine-patch in "delightful" country colors with sashing, backed with a woodsy, lodgy moose print. she loves the "log cabin" style of decor, so this is fitting!
for sister #1's twin (who has been somewhat nicer): a pinwheel sampler in country colors (i just finished the top last night, so no pics of this one yet!)
for youngest sister: snowmen (she looooooves snowmen)
for neice - a boring postage stamp quilt with a simple pieced back:
so, which one do YOU like best/least?