Monday, December 19, 2011

Christmas Fun With Fabric

I enjoyed yesterday and today just goofing around on little last minute Christmas crafts really only using the Orca Bay step 5 triangles as leaders/enders. I have 140 done and need to get back to it. Here's the fun Christmas pillowcase that I made for John Abraham, (Matthew's father) who resides in a local nursing home. I showed it to Matthew, who loved it and was so glad that I'd made it for his Dad.

Technically, the red fabric is a Valentine's Day leftover from a couple of year's back at Walmart. The color was so perfect that I just laughed and used it! If you are interested in making some of these, my tutorial is in the archive under, "Pillowcases Galore."

Then I drove for an hour and a quarter to my niece's house to sneak presents under her tree because I thought she was at work as a police dispatcher. Alas, she was asleep and I woke her! Those swing shifts are murder on her, but I left the presents and hurried away without even a cup of tea to allow her to go back to sleep.
Then I was very very naughty! She lives right near Keepsake Quilting's mothership shop. I could NOT resist!There was a Moda black floral that called to me, "Victoria, Victoria. You know you want me!"

The other fabrics were from the sale room and the aqua yarn-dyed homespun was only $3.99 per yard!
Did you notice the fabric ribbon that Keepsake always ties their purchase bags closed with? It is a lovely Christmas fabric of bright red cardinals sitting in misletoe berries. It so inspired me! As soon as I got home, I set to making sweet little sachets using that and some of my leftover strings from Orca Bay.

I also dug around in their scrap bins to find some wonderful blacks for when I get right back to those triangles. The 16th of a yard scraps are a quarter apiece and I got ten! Whee! The final damage for the whole binge was $40.84, not too bad!
Here is my Orca Bay progress:
140 made and too many to go! LOL!


Sue Daurio said...

That's a great tutorial, I've used on pillowcase and this is the only way I'll make them now. Love the one you made for your niece. Your triangles look great. I haven't even started mine

Kathy's A Quilter said...

looks like you an pack a whole lot of fun into two days. 'Tis the season. Merry Christmas

Debra said...

Looking good Vic. Merry Christmas to you & yours.

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