Monday, July 5, 2010

Early Bird Christmas Crafting

Judith at Creative Studio is hosting this fun Early Bird Christmas Crafting event, and this month we are to work on home decor.  Our assignment was to use our little Christmas journals that we made to list what we might like to see around our own homes, then to use this list as our guide when crafting for persons on our Christmas list.

So, I made my list, then got to work.  Today's finish is a 12" square table topper (quiltlet) based on a pattern from Joy at Patchalotpatterns.  I hand quilted a simple design, stitched a sleeve on the back just in case the recipient chooses to hang it instead, and voila! Of course, I made it in my color scheme because I just might decide to keep it!  It was fun and easy, and I think I might make at least one mo

I did, actually, make two.  A young friend of mine in Texas just gave birth, so I fussy cut one from leftover kids fabric and embroidered the baby's name and birthdate.  It came out adorable, but I was so excited to get it into the mail and on it's way, I forgot to take a picture!!


Stephanie said...

I need to take a page out of your book and start crafting early. I say I'll do it every year!!! Very cute table topper.

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Karen: You are the early bird with this project. I love your header.

Carrie P. said...

very cute. someone will really enjoy that little quilt a lot. You are so smart to get started early. Maybe after my son's wedding I can do the same.

John said...

Oh Karen,

I panicked when I saw the word Christmas, but well done they are just so lovely.


soulbrush said...

hi there, i am so glad you popped in to leave a comment, let's do this more often.

Kelly said...

Aw, don't ya hate it when you forget to take a photo? I do that ALL the time!
Your little quilt is so cute! And looks even cuter with that lovely teapot sitting on top of it. Well done.

Solstitches said...

Oh I love this!
I arrived on your blog via Loft Creations after admiring a lovely bag I saw there.
I'm so glad I did as I have enjoyed your nature pictures and your lovely quilting too.
I'm not a quilter but I think I could make this. Thanks so much for the link to the pattern.