Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Sewing for Christmas

I don't do Pinterest.  I can find enough things to keep me busy without looking for it!  These two projects enticed me enough to work on them.  It also helps that I am not looking to start any big projects until after the first of the year.  Well, that's not true, I am doing Bonnie Hunter's 2013 Mystery Quilt at  So I am just looking for a few small projects to hold me over till the next clues come out.
I saw this project on Facebook.  Quiltville had posted a link to the tutorial. I was needing a Christmas table runner, and this certainly fit the bill.  The only special ruler it needed was a 60 degree ruler, which I just happened to have.  Hubby really likes this, which is always a bonus!

I found the tutorial for this modern poinsettia block on The Quilt Show with Alex Anderson and Ricky Tims.  I decided to make a pillow out of my block, which was 20 1/2" unfinished.  It required the Quick Curve Ruler, which I also happened to have.  Yeah, I'm a ruler collector.  Gotta have 'em.  You never know when you are going to need just that one special ruler to get the job done.
The cool thing with both projects, is that I used only stash fabric and batting.  Even the pillow form was in my closet, waiting for me to make a pillow for it.