This past week I’ve finished up two Christmas pillows.
It was amazing to see how the texture of the straight line quilting changed the total look of the Christmas tree. I decided to bind the pillow after adding the envelope back. This gray polka dot fabric is one of my favorites.
This Ho Ho Ho pillow is straight from the book “Pretty in Patchwork Holidays” by Quilt Dad. I am giving away a copy of the book and 16 fat quarters here, and there are a few more hours to enter the giveaway.
The fabrics are mostly Connecting Threads and a few favorites from my stash thrown in.
I used Finca Presencia Perle thread size 8 to quilt around each letter. I didn’t have an embroidery hoop at first, but I bought one after doing two of the letters and it made the stitching a lot easier.
The Santa buttons were the perfect finishing touch!
The pattern suggests using linen for the back, but I substituted this cute bird fabric I’ve had in my stash.
So now I think our living room is sufficiently decorated for the holidays!
What have you been working on? Any Christmas projects? Linking up to Finish It Up Friday on Crazy Mom Quilts. Have a wonderful weekend!