I may have checked the Hallmark channel to see if Christmas movie season had started after I took this picture. It really put me in the holiday decorating project mood.
And if you are now wondering? Hallmark Christmas movie season HAS started.
The Vintage Christmas book includes some really great small and large projects.
I decided to spice up the vintage look with more modern matchstick quilting. It really is one of my go-to for throw pillows. I get a lot of questions on how I do it, and I am promising my followers that I am working on some really helpful tutorials over the next few months.
Lori Holt has suggestions for some cute trim around the binding, however, I thought the gingham fabric I chose was just the right touch.
I chose a small dotted red for the pillow backing from my stash. I love using up my stash!
Another go-to? Hidden zippered back. And, again, I have a video tutorial in the works!
I'm really excited to bring some tutorials that can be used in conjunction with some pattern releases I have coming out in the near future...so stay tuned!!
Quilt Project Finish:
Measures: 18"x 18"
Pattern: Candy Swirl from Vintage Christmas
Fabric: Reproduction Vintage Fabrics, Robert Kaufman Quilters Cotton, Joann Fabrics
Quilted: Matchstick Quilting with Superior Threads and Gutermann on Babylock Symphony
I'm actually excited to have a new pillow for my bedroom for the coming Christmas season. Usually I am trying to make Christmas items AFTER the holidays because other things are getting in the way.
What are you already making for the holidays to brighten up your home?