I mentioned already that I have BIG plans this year for Christmas, so I really must start now. My plan is to make at least
This is my first item -- a simple Quilted Stripes Christmas Pillow. It's just one more variation of my Quilted Stripes Pillow Tutorial. I just changed the size of the stripes, but quilted, hand-stitched, and assembled it exactly the same. You can find that tutorial right here.
This pillow is made out of a recent stashing of Christmas Fabrics from Skye Reve, along with
red scraps left over from my costume making, as well a piece of scrap batting left over from my Bottled Rainbow quilt blocks.
The Michael Miller fabric with the strand of ornaments is my very favorite! This print also includes strands of Christmas tree lights and stockings, it's just perfect! I also love the addition of non-traditional Christmas colors like pink, aqua, and black. I've never really been just a red and green Christmas person. How about you?
I added some stitchy, hand-quilted lines of embroidery floss, just as I did on my original version. To break up the red and to add more of that soft, puffy, quilted goodness!
It feels so good to have one project down! I'm so excited about my plans, I hope that you'll enjoy seeing them and that they may inspire some holiday projects of your own.
Notice my second finished Christmas Pillow project in the photo above. I plan to share this one tomorrow!