Before launching into your free quilted Christmas stocking pattern, let me explain why this pattern is squeaking in just five days before Christmas. It's simple, really. The first reason is that I didn't see these beautiful stockings until last week. For hours I had been on a cyber quest to find Christmas stockings for my family – which was proving to be no easy task!
We are two weeks away from December 25th! Merry almost Christmas!! Is two weeks enough time to do some more Christmas quilting? Let's see if you're up for the challenge... How important is sleep? Also, are you planning on decorating those sugar cookies you just pulled out of the oven?
It's a dreary mid-December day here in Chicago and I'm feeling all of the mellow, moody blue feelings. Even though this Reflections pillow is actually quite cheerful, I'm choosing to see it through an overcast lens.
Currently I'm sipping peppermint tea and enjoying the small stretch of silence that comes with Desi's afternoon nap.
Making a neutral quilt comes with it's own set of challenges. With all of the wonderfully bright fabric available, it's probably not your natural instinct to limit yourself, or your quilts, to soft, low-volume colors. Why would we do that when we have talented designers like Alison Glass, Tula Pink or the ladies of Ruby Star Society creating highly saturated new fabric designs every season!?
Quilting on a budget is something we all think about. How can we stretch our money so that we still have enough to stock up on fabric and patterns? One way is to get sneaky and spend a little less on the part of the quilt that no one sees – the batting.
Welcome to your one-stop holiday shop for sewing Christmas gift ideas! Are you ready? Grab your red and green fabric and let's sew!
With the change of seasons and holidays quickly approaching, most of us are running a bit low – low on time, low on energy, and maybe even a little bit low on joyous holiday spirit.