However, I'm hopeful that the little Christmas gift I just finished measures up. I'm attending a brunch on Sunday, and we're supposed to bring a gift in the $20-25 range.
I found this project in Fons & Porter's Love of Quilting magazine (Nov/Dec 2009). Designed by Kelly Mueller (www.thewoodenbear.com), it looked like it would take only a couple of hours. I dug through my stash to find some coordinating Christmas prints.
|Fabrics from my stash!|
Unfortunately, I didn't have everything I needed, so I made a quick run to Cloth and Bobbin, a small but mighty quilt shop in Narberth, Pennsylvania (www.clothandbobbin.com). I found a dark green background fabric, a yellow print, and two white on white prints. They were kind enough to cut fat quarters of what I needed!
I made a copy of the full-sized pattern that was printed in the magazine, and applied fusible webbing to my fabrics. After tracing and trimming the pieces, I fused them in place on the background fabric, and was ready to sew!
|Tracing around the pattern pieces on fabric backed with fusible web.|
If I can find a kitchen tea towel in green, I may add the applique to it and include it with the pillow. So, tell me, do you think this gift is worth $20-$25??