I’ll be blogging all month (I hope) as part of a 30 day blogging challenge from Cheryl at Muppin.com.
So one of the things I’m doing in between fabric sales and quilting everyone else’s Christmas quilts is a couple of projects just for myself and my house.
For the holidays, I like to hang up small quilts and wall hangings in winter and holiday scenes. They not only brighten up the dark days, they help insulate the walls in my old farmhouse.
The first project I started recently is this super cute ornament tree from the Moda bake shop that I have made before. I’m using a charm pack of The Cookie Exchange, that came out in May 2016. That’s how long I’ve had this in my stash!
Since the pattern calls for a mini charm pack and I’m using full 5″ charm squares, I was able to carefully select specific pieces and have a ton left over. So much so, that I am already planning on making this sweet table runner. (Mine will be a little smaller). I’m using Kona White for the background here.
I just have the border left to do on the wall hanging. Already I can tell I am a much better piecer since the last time I made this.
While I was digging through my bin of Christmas fabrics, I found a small pile of fat quarters from the Mistletone Lane line. Again, also sitting gathering dust. When I spotted this sew along for a Christmas mini wall hanging, I knew what I had to make.
Even though the sew along was a couple of year ago, I am still sewing along one day at a time, step by step to pace myself. I just need a few minutes of sewing time a day to find my happy place. I paired these prints with Kona Snow.
And when I had originally decided to do these projects and finally hunted down all the directions, imagine my surprise when I realized they are all from the same designer!
So I add to add Jen Daly’s blog to my feed reader. Totally worth it, she’s awesome and I love her designs.