Hello Friends — Happy December, and Happy Christmas to you all! I hope you have been well! For those of you who have started to follow me at Instagram (ivory_spring), THANK YOU! I have enjoyed your visits and comments, and chatting with some of you even! I have lots more to share, but for today… I am going to focus on my contribution to the Michael Miller’s Last Minute Gift Holiday Blog Hop!
Operative word here is Last Minute!!!
Christmas is in full swing at my end despite a really busy work and life schedule, and I am sure it’s about the same at your end. No matter how prepared I think I am, I always end up with something last minute to do! If you are looking for a last minute gift to make — a pillow is always a quick one!
TIP: Make a quilt block (pieced or even cut from a panel), and add border pieces to the size of your pillow form. Then, construct your pillowcase, and voila!
I got to work with Hollywood Pixie fabrics for my blog hop project. This is a most adorable line, especially if you have a precious girl in your circle of influence who fancies herself a fairy or pixie. I have just such a girl living in my house! These fabrics are currently available in local and online quilt shops. Click here to view the fabrics.
So… I made a tree block from my Santa’s Tree Farm pattern, and added enough pieces to make a 24″ x 24″ square because I have a 24″ square pillow form from Hobbs Batting — softest pillow form ever, by the way!
I get asked a lot how big is that little star tree topper — it is 3″ finished! It is possible to make as long as you are careful with your seam allowances, with your seams pressed open.
Constructed throw pillowcase with the pillow form inserted — in the “kids” Christmas corner at my house.
FROM START TO FINISH — a little over an hour — can’t get more “last minute” than that!
I used the easiest “envelope” method to construct the pillowcase back because I don’t know how to insert a zipper! There — I said it! I just used the pixie print for the entire back.
Do visit Michael Miller’s Facebook page HERE.
GIVEAWAY: To win a fabric bundle from Michael Miller, please comment and tell me if you give handmade Christmas gifts! Winner will be announced on December 12th!
I hope this gives you an idea for a quick gift to make this holiday season! In case you haven’t checked out the other blog hoppers —
- Monday, December 3rd: Debby Kratovil
- Tuesday, December 4th: Stephanie Kendron: Modern Sew Society and on Instagram: @modernsewciety
- Wednesday, December 5th: Lish Dorset
- Thursday, December 6th: Sam Hunter (blogging on the Michael Miller Facebook page)
- Friday, December 7th: Wendy Sheppard
- Saturday, December 8th: Natalie Crabtree (Instagram: @njcrabtree)
That’s all for now, Dear Friends! Have a great weekend.