With only 2 months left until Christmas, it is certainly time to get into that festive head-space. Decorating, gift buying, parties, menu planning… and of course crafting.
Back around March to May, I worked hard to create a number of Christmas projects. Getting into the festive frame of mind (after only have packed up Christmas a few short months earlier) can be tricky – so it’s a little bit lucky that I like Christmas.
Here are a few of my latest projects – you probably find these magazines at your local store or by contacting the publisher.
Merry and Bright Cushion – Handmade Magazine Vol 34 no 1
This cushion was made with Little Joys by Elea Lutz for Penny Rose fabrics. It is such a sweet line and I thoroughly enjoyed playing with it in this project… and a few others.
Merry & Bright Cushion project included piecing, hand applique, machine applique, embroidery and machine quilting. A little bit of everything, but nothing too difficult.
For this same magazine issue, I also created a contemporary looking Christmas Tree Wall Hanging. It’s made by English paper piecing different shapes, hand applique and hand quilting. Part of the fun of creating this project was that I created a Christmas project, without using any actual Christmas fabrics.
Oh Christmas Tree – Handmade Magazine Vol 34 No 1
Oh Christmas Tree is the perfect project to use up some scraps. Delve into your scrap tub and use non Christmas prints, to make something festive.
Christmas Postcard Runner is a great size for a coffee table or side table. It came together quickly and incorporates a large focal print in the centre and then co-ordinating fabrics for the border strips.
Christmas Postcard Runner – Handmade Magazine (Volume 34 No 2)
That teal spot is one of my absolute favourite prints – ever! The range is called Postcards for Santa by Riley Blake Fabrics.
More vintage pretty with another project created with Little Joys. This time it’s a quilt for Patchwork and Stitching Magazine (Vol 17 No 1).
These blocks represent Christmas presents, looking from above. Can you see it?
I have a few more festive projects coming up in Handmade Magazine, Patchwork and Stitching along with Love Sewing Australia. I’ll be sure to update, when those issues are released and on sale.