every year since i got back into sewing, i say i'm just going to sew up a few gifts. then as time goes, i end up making handmade gifts for everyone. this year is no different. so far this year i've made 4 quilts, a pillow cover, and i'm making a ninja throwing stars game for my nieces and nephews. so i thought i was done, but then decided i would make another pillow cover for a quick gift for another family member.
i was looking through my quilting books, looking for inspiration. when i came upon this pillow cover in Fresh Family Traditions by Sherri McConnell. i thought it would be perfect and i would be able to pull all the fabric from my stash.
i had pulled this fabric for a small quilt, which i still have enough to make said quilt. i love how the blue and greens mix with the Essex Yarn Dyed Linen in Denim. i love the foxes, so glad i had enough for this pillow.
for my pillow covers i love a zipper enclosure. whenever i make an envelope closure it never seems to stay closed, that's why i love zipper closures.
now hopefully i'm done with my Christmas sewing, but probably not i may end up finishing one or two more quilts. i guess we'll see how my weekend goes.
Pattern: Sugar Pine Pillow by Sherri McConnell
Dimensions : 16 inches square
Quilting: Straight line echo
Fabric: Essex Yarn Dyed Linen in Denim, Blueberry Park, Fox and the Houndstooth, Carolyn Friendlander, Amy Butler, and Basic Gray.