Oh my gosh!!! I hate to do this, but have you started thinking about Christmas? The thought came to me this week when I got an order for two twin quilts. We started to discuss dates and then finally decided that the best timing for having the quilts done would be for Christmas gifts.
I don’t have too much to do directly for Christmas, 3 twin quilts and 3 stockings but I would like to partake in my company’s Christmas Craft fair. So right now I am thinking about stock I will need…
Christmas stockings (none in stock – would like 10-15)
Cushion/Pillow covers (only two in stock so far – thinking I need 10)
Chair bags/pockets (have 7 in stock but would like 14)
Gift card holders (none in stock – would like 10)
Pencil cases, Pencil rolls (none in stock but would like 10)
This means a lot of work between now and Christmas. This leads to this month’s “Lovely Year of Finishes” goal – I would like one of the twin quilts finished.
I am deciding between one of the three following quilts to do this month (these are the 3 that need to be done by Christmas):
I have one late Christmas gift I am finishing up. I started it last week in this post, and I am almost finished it. It is a 32 in. x 16 in. cushion.
The front is almost done, I have sewn all the squares, added the center white Kona cotton center and started quilting using a dragonfly template. The quilting is changing color as it progresses – white –> pale pink –> pink.
I have finished the back – I have added an additional fabric from Heather Mulder Peterson from Anka Treasures (the teal/aqua fabric).
I still have the quilting to finish, sew the sides together and add the invisible zip. I am hoping it’s all done by Friday.