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Wednesday, October 31, 2018

A Little Christmas Sewing and NTT

Happy Needle and Thread Thursday, and Happy Halloween y'all!  This is right about the time of year when I start itching to decorate for Christmas.  We don't usually decorate until Thanksgiving Day, but every year, I find myself wanting to start even earlier.  So, to satisfy my desires for Christmas spirit, this past week I dug into my Christmas scraps and put together this 18" pillow (plus some secret things).

Since these triangles are only three inches I pulled out my smallest scraps for this one, sewing them together using the improv methods from my book, Stash Statement.   The Kona White background is nice and crisp against the reds and greens, and I quilted it densely with a paisley design, which adds lots of great texture.

On the envelope backing, I used some leftover fabric from my Gift Wrapped quilt, along with some Kona Limelight.  I usually like solid bindings, but I couldn't pass up binding this pillow with a peppermint stripe.  I love how this pillow turned out, and I especially love that I got to use up some of my Christmas scraps.

Are you looking for a unique way to use up your own treasured scraps?  Stash Statement gives three step by step methods for sewing your scraps together, and then includes twelve full quilt patterns.  The best part though, is that once you get the hang of it, you can apply the techniques to any project, just like I did with my pillow.  Christmas is coming soon, so I hope you'll check it out.  It's the perfect thing to add to your wish list, or it would make a great gift for your quilty BFF!

Last week's party had so many wonderful projects linked up, so let's get to the highlights, shall we?  Sally at Crafts, Cavies, and Cooking shared this pretty quilt, called Tidal Pool.

This classic Log Cabin quilt was shared by Cynthia at Quilting is More Fun Than Housework.

And this bold beauty is from Jayne at Twiggy and Opal.

Okay, friends!  before you head out to go trick or treating tonight, take a few minutes to link up your latest eye candy!

1You can link finished projects or WIP's , but just keep it about quilting and sewing!
2. Link to your specific post (not to your home page!) to make it easier for others.
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4. Spread the comment love far and wide!
5. Following me is not a requirement to link, but is so very appreciated!

*If you're new to the party, here's a helpful tip for linking up- select "Auto Crop"  when selecting your thumbnail photo.  For some reason, trying to crop your own image results in the dreaded "white question mark box," and we definitely want to see your awesome work!  :)


  1. Your projects always look so cheerful. I wish I were as enthusiastic about decorating for the holidays. Thank you for the linky party.

  2. I am so not ready for holiday anything! It seems to sneak up faster and faster every year! I love your holiday pillow though! Pillows are the best way to bring in a pop of color, or in this case a pop of cheer!

  3. Great Pillow Kelly. I usually get in the holiday spirit around December 24th. No decorating at my house!

    And thanks for sharing my log cabin quilt.

  4. That pillow is amazing. Makes me want to dig out my scraps again and make one.

  5. Oh I love your Christmas pillow! Making pillows is so fun. All of the Featured quilts are beautiful as well.


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