I made this pillow cover yesterday. About this time every year it dawns on me that it's almost Christmas and some people might expect gifts. And I don't really want to be embarrassed by not having anything to give. But anyway, I came across this tutorial for this fair isle pillow which is kind of based on a fair isle Christmas quilt. I had seen the quilt before but thought it was just too many small pieces for me to enjoy doing an entire quilt. But a pillow? yes!
I changed the middle spires to green instead of red, I thought it may look a little Christmasy with more green. And! I finally got to use the striped fabric I bought at Hobby Lobby for binding. I love it.
So today, I thought I'd make a couple more. One for myself and one possibly for (maybe!) a craft fair box. They both turned out a bit wonky in the centers. The one on the right is super wonky. I realized too late that I wasn't using my 1/4 inch foot. Which really is a bigger than 1/4 inch seam but at least my points match up when I use it. So! lesson learned. Maybe once I quilt them it won't be as noticeable?
I do like the pattern. It's festive without being tied down to only Christmas. I think these can be used longer than just December. I'm almost ready to quilt up the two I sewed today, then buy a couple pillow forms and be good to go.
I don't know if I mentioned that I put up my Christmas decorations last weekend. I decided to just do it right at the beginning of December so the time wouldn't get away from me. I've been enjoying the multicolored lights. And I have my light up village set up and my nutcracker collection too. I didn't get pics of those.
It's been really cold so it feels nice and cozy inside. Oh! I just remembered I have some hot chocolate :) that will be nice tonight after dinner.