I have so many projects going on right now that I am driving myself crazy! I tend to do this every year in the fall, I get the bug to start sewing, crafting, reading, baking, canning and organizing! I just need to pace myself and finish one project before I start the next one! Do any of you do that too, or am I the only crazy one???
I am working on 4 different quilts right now with the patterns and fabric for several more! I bought my quilting machine a few months ago and now I think that I have to use it all the time… it just keeps calling my name…but I love learning how to use it!
This quilt that I am trying to get finished up this week, my WIP (Work in Progress), is from Bird Brain Designs and the name of the pattern is Snowmen & Reindeer Bluework Quilt. I got this pattern last spring when we were in Arizona on our little annual vacation. I am doing it all as a redwork so that it will match my other Christmas quilts that I have already made.
I have been working on these block since last spring and I have all but one of the blocks completely stitched and I am hoping to get the last one done this weekend!
Here is a fun project that one of my my DIL’s did!
I love it, and since we have not had much snow here in Utah yet, I love that this one is full of SNOW PEOPLE! It has such a fun, whimsical feeling and who would not love to wrap up in this darling quilt on a “cold winters’ night?”
She started stitching the blocks last January and got it done in plenty of time for the holidays! How cute is this?
Her stitching is absolutely beautiful!
Today I decided that I would show you some of my Christmas sewing projects from this year and from Christmases past. I absolutely love the warmth of these homemade quilts and pillows. They are so inviting on a cold winter’s night. This collection is from things that I have made and some that are gifts that were made by wonderful friends! It is good to have crafty friends!
I have a WIP (work in progress) quilt to show you today. I wanted to show it to you now in case anyone else wants to make one of these for the holidays!
It was a fun quilt to make and I was able to complete the top in two weekends! So it actually goes together quite fast!
Darling Chevron Christmas Quilt:
A few days ago, I told you that I was trying to finish up a couple of projects before all of our parties and that I would show you the projects that went with my ruffled tree skirt. Well, here they are!
I made this Christmas quilt last year. It took me a whole entire year to do all of the stitchery, and the quilt blocks, but I was determined to finish it and have it quilted and ready to go for Christmas last year.
Here is a close-up of the stitching!And the quilt blocks that I had to piece together. Don’t you love the quilting! I love how she put snowflakes and swirly things in it!Well, this fall I found these two patterns that went with the quilt, so I decided that I HAD to have them also!I would work on the stitching at night, while we were watching TV and they really worked up pretty fast, but I took my lolly sweet time in getting all the fabric and notions together and so therefore, I was in a frantic rush to get the pillows all put together at the last minute! Does anyone else out there procrastinate? I have decided that I work really well with a deadline!
This fun pillow has a felted wool top on it and covered fabric buttons. It also has pom-poms for the tree ornaments and ric rac all around the outside! Isn’t it a perfect match for the quilt? Here is a link for the pattern.
This pillowcase was a cinch to put together and these patterns are wonderful. They have great instructions on how to assemble everything.
I love my Christmas bedroom! It makes me feel all warm and cozy. If any of you would like to make the quilt for yourself for next Christmas here is the link for the pattern. The patterns are all from Crabapple Hill Studio. They have a great selection of really fun quilts and pillows, and if you start now, you can have it done for next year! Yea, right, like we all have time right now to start anything! But you know what I mean.
(While linking up to the Crabapple Hill Studio, I saw some other really cute patterns, so maybe in January I will have to find another project!)