I just wanted to show that I have been doing things. I'm not as caught up as I'd like to be - I wanted to be finished with these projects this weekend - but, as you can see, that didn't happen.
I first saw this quilt on Kim's blog and knew I had to make one for myself. When I found out that Sandy Gervais was going to do another Christmas fabric this year in similar colors to last year's Holly Jolly fabric, I was thrilled. She came up with Merry & Bright, and I got some of that fabric as soon as it came out.
Here's the quilt. The pattern is called "It's a Wrap" from Pieces from the Heart. I wish I had followed Kim's lead and made the background all one fabric. The truth is, I screwed up and didn't follow the pattern when I did the background. I made it work, and figured I wasn't going to stress over it, since this is a seasonal quilt and will not be out that much anyway. And, as we all know, I'm pretty much going to be the only one that is going to see the mistakes.
I also did a table runner.
This pattern is "Table Attire" from Pieces from my Heart. I modified it by adding another ornament, because I wanted a longer runner.
While making the packages and bows on the quilt, there were a lot of half square triangles that needed to be made. Usually when I make half square triangles, I throw away those extra triangles that are left over, because you know how much I hate making triangles. But, I always feel guilty throwing away all of that fabric. Well, this time I decided to make those half square triangle left overs into triangles before I cut them off. Then I sewing them into squares as I was sewing up the rest the quilt. I wasn't really careful about making them or sewing them up - I just did it. Let me tell you, I came up with 32 of the cutest darn 3" pinwheel squares. I just loved them! I used them when I made these.
These are going to be pillow covers for my couch. I think I am most thrilled with these darn covers! I got the ornament block instructions from this blog, and then figured out how I was going to use all of my little pinwheels to make a cover. I put the covers on my makeshift design wall, and I can't stop looking at them! I just love them.
Okay, I really have to get all of this stuff finished and quilted so that I get on to (and hopefully finish before Christmas) my other projects. I also have to get John's and Amy's winnings to them. Sorry it's not in the mail yet.