Welcome to our second month of "Sewing Christmas". This month finds me thinking of spring which was my inspiration for the pillow cover. Not all of our Christmas gifts have to be Christmas themed. I think not making a Christmas-themed gift each month will help us to stay on task by keeping it interesting, don't you?
Recently I was in T.J. Maxx and I found this white quilted pillow sham on sale for $5.99. Perfect for an applique project. I began searching through my many books and patterns. The possibilities were endless, really. I thought of hearts in different fabrics, the word "Joy" with vines and yo-yo's, various quilt blocks I've made and not used.
Then I found this pattern. Not having to make the pillow saved time. I changed the direction of the pattern only because I was
too lazy didn't want to take the time to copy the pattern, I just traced it on to fusible web as printed.
For those of you who missed last month's "Sewing Christmas", it can be viewed here. Now it's your turn, share your "Sewing Christmas" idea using the link below. Remember, it doesn't have to be a sewn item. Enjoy!