Good morning friends! Welcome to Christmas in July with the Fat Quarter Shop Holiday Wishes Blog Hop! Holiday Wishes is Sherri Falls great new quilt book and it's chock full of large and small projects perfect for Christmas and projects that also translate well for all year round!
I chose some cute fabrics for my project. My selections are two pieces from the Flower Sugar Christmas, the Cozy Christmas pink and red stripe and the Sunrise Studio red Polka Party dot. They all work so well together!
The Merry Gifts quilt is a great quilt. Perfect to bring out after you as soon there's a chill in the air. I knew when I opened that book that I wanted to make a Merry Gift Pillow. The block is 14" x 18" so I needed to make a custom pillow form for it. I went totally old school, using my pinking blade to rotary cut two pieces of fabric 15" x 19" and sewed them with a half inch seam allowance all around (wrong sides together)leaving a 4 inch opening. I used poly stuffing to fill it nice and tight, then machine stitched the opening closed. The trick to getting a nice firm pillow is to stuff small bits in at a time, compacting as you go, so it's nice and full with no gaps.
Now I have a pillow form the exact size of my pillow guaranteeing a perfect firm full pillow! I made my block following along with the book, the instructions are great and the illustrations just what you need for an easy sewing experience.
I totally love it!
Imagine how cute a whole bunch of these would be on the sofa at Christmas time!
The Holiday Wishes Blog Hop is every Wednesday in July! Tons of super fun clever people participating and I'm excited to see all the projects. Thanks to Fat Quarter Shop for including me in on this blog hop!
Hop on over to these blogs for more Christmas in July!
Happy Quilting- Melissa Corry
Persimmon Dreams- Kim Lapacek
Zakka Art- Wynn Tan
Why Not Sew? - Erin Cox
FreeMotion by the River- Connie Campbell