I took out the 3 squares that had children building sandcastles on them as I didn't think they went so well and replaced them with a bit of the border fabric. The batting is Hobbs 80/20 cotton and the backing is plain cream cotton sheeting. I quilted it on my machine using echo quilting around the central patches and straight lines about 3/8" apart around the border.. The double binding was stitched to the back by hand. I finshed it off with a machined label. The finished quilt measures 48" square.
The second gift was for a friend who had very kindly given me some cotton scraps to help build my scrap stash. I made this table mat using a tutorial from the Moda Bake Shop.
I quilted it by machine following the zig-zag pattern.
I haven't done any sewing since Christmas, but I just can't wait to get started again once all the Xmas stuff is put away tomorrow.