Dec 302011

The very last thing I made for Christmas was an owl quilt (from Dare to be Square) for my brother-in-law. I will tell you why. Shh! :> (Oh, here’s the quilt, first.)

When my sister first got married, she wanted to make sure her husband felt able to contribute to their apartment’s decorations, so she didn’t tell him that she reaaaally didn’t like this maroon plush eagle blanket that he loved and wanted to use as their bed cover. Mr. Yazoo and I teased her about it since we thought it would be better for her to be honest, but she didn’t listen, and so we teased her more by buying her husband lots of gifts with eagles on them. We even got him eagle boxer shorts, which I didn’t think was weird since I was just giggling about the eagles, but apparently her husband found just a leetle bit strange. Whoops! Heh, heh.

Anyhoo, I finished sewing down the binding at around 3 am on Christmas morning, then quickly took pictures before we headed to my parents’ for Christmas dim sum. That’s why I don’t have a picture specifically of the binding, even though I was excited that I made it really scrappy (instead of being lazy and just making it all brown). I also forgot to take a picture of the label, upon which I stamped, “Eagle of the Night.” Heh, heh, heh.

And that concludes my almost completely handmade holidays! The only presents I bought were canned goods for my uncle (he only likes practical presents), some video games for one of my little cousins (he’s ten — it would have been mean of me to make something for him :> ), and plans for building a neat tool thingy for my father-in-law. (My husband bought a couple of things, but I don’t think those get added to my tally.) This Christmas was fun for me, but I think next year I’ll be nice to my gift recipients and buy more presents. I don’t think my brother-in-law would be super excited to receive any more handmade things from me… 😀

  6 Responses to “Last quilt of the year!”

  1. Bwahahahaha, love the boxer shorts story 😀 The quilt turned out fab, but I can see why your BIL might be a tad bit cautious in the future 😉 Still, you should be all set for this month’s Sew Bee Joyful block!

  2. I love the owl quilt and such a clever way of making a shift from eagles! I also am so impressed with all that you have made for the holidays. Congratulations on all of the wonderful and creative work!

  3. Love love love this quilt. I have the dare to be square book but haven’t tried anything yet, (I’m thinking about the robot). So jealous you got christmas Dim Sun. My favourite food, but I haven’t had it in years 🙁

  4. Alli, that story cracked me up!! Your quilt looks awesome and I’m sure will be much more appreciated than the weird eagle blanket. And your label was perfect!

  5. That quilt is flipping awesome! Love the story behind the quilt… too funny!

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