Thursday, April 17, 2014
Handmade Christmas Challenge - April
I know so many of you are enjoying Spring - some of us are still waiting for it, but I like to work on my Christmas projects thru the year and have found this challenge perfect to keep me on track.
This month I worked on a pillow to add to the present box. This pattern is from Quilter's Cache and called The ArrowHead Block. Marcia has a lot of wonderful 12" blocks that can be easily made up for pillow tops. I like this size block and then add a 2.5" border around so you don't lose any of the block into the sides. And I use the envelop method so the cover can be removed and washed - easily replaced on the pillow form. I didn't have any more 16" pillow forms (on the shopping list), so put it over one of my over-stuffed chair pillows - hence the odd shape. I can see making more pillows as gifts.
I know it's hard to think Christmas now with Easter so close, but have you seen the new Halloween AND Christmas being advertised by all the fabric companies???!!!! AND we had this just the other day:
You can join in any month and please go visit SewCalGal to get some Christmas inspiration.