I've always dreamed of a 100% handmade Christmas. What about you? Hopefully one of these days I'll get there, but until then I have two Christmas gifts to share with you! First up is the fun doughnut quilt I made for my Grandma B.! (It makes me hungry just looking at it!). :)
I used Threaded Pear Studio's Modern Day Diamonds quilt pattern. I absolutely love the simple design and size of the finished quilt. I'll admit that matching the diamonds was a bit tedious, but towards the end I came up with a couple fail proof shortcuts, which eliminated a lot of seam ripping!
The back has a fun doughnut stripe along the bottom.
A close-up of the long-arm machine quilting, which I did myself- woo hoo! :)
The next handmade gift I have to share is this quirky mustache pillow, which I made for my friend Thomas. Mustache home decor is hot right now, so I figured who wouldn't want a pillow with an appliqued leather mustache on it?
I used Free Spirit's Designer Houndstooth fabric, in Hot House Blue, for the pillow. The leather was a scrap I had laying around.
I also used a scrap piece of coordinating brown Moda fabric for the zipper cover!
This pillow marks the first time I ever worked with leather, with that being said I think the applique looks awesome!
Did you sew (or receive) any handmade Christmas gifts?