|1 Xmas Item A Month January 2015 Finish|
Last year, I discovered the 1 Xmas Item a Month blog
and had a wonderful time following all of the lovely finishes
the "elves" created and shared.
This year, I contacted Narelle and asked if I could join in the fun.
In December, I discovered this "Christmas Spirit" fabric by Geoff Allen for Springs Creative Products Group and just fell in love.
I have a couple of 12-inch crazy quilted blocks
I have wanted to make into pillow covers.
And, I have always wanted to make a couple of Christmas throw pillows.
So, I found this tutorial at Lemon Tree Creations,
and tried it out with this lovely fabric.
I made a few modifications.
Rather than making a pattern, I used my 15-inch square ruler and rotary cutter to cut a 13-inch by 13-inch square
(I centered the snowman about 6.5 inches from both sides and the top and bottom.)
and I cut two strips of fabric 13-inches long and 9-inches wide.
A half-inch seam (folded twice to tuck the raw edges away) was stitched along the center 13-inch sides of the smaller pieces of fabric.
A half-inch seam was stitched all the way around.
I was a bit paranoid (not trusting my sewing skills), so I made sure the pillow form fit before clipping my corners.
I was SEW excited to have a cute little cover for my 12-inch pillow form!
The snowman is happily centered on the front.
And the back turned out perfectly.
Not only did I end up with a cute Christmas throw pillow,
I discovered a pattern that should work perfectly for
a project I have been putting off for AGES.
Who knew it could be SEW easy?!
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