It's a Hearty Gift for the front door. I couldn't resist, sorry. A free paper pieced pattern on Pintrest, Heart Gift. The fabrics are from a fat quarter pack I picked up last year. A stash buster, There are no measurements on the pattern, so since I was doing more than one heart, I measured and made a list to make the process easier.
A great way to use up Christmas fabric or any stash fabric is to make these fun and relatively quick potholders. They can be customized for a special person or particular holiday or event. The pattern is from Plum Crazy. In each pattern is one template. I found a similar “template type” fabric at a local quilt store. I cut the template fabric to fit in my printer and copied original template. Worked great!
This is a quilt with 18 storybook characters with 5 of each of them in a quilt. I love books and wondered if I could find storybooks characters in fabric. I found almost all of them online with a few in my stash. It has been an interesting journey so far.
The younger of my step brothers works for an exterminator, he handles a dog trained to sniff out bed bugs...yep that's how they make sure infestations are cleared, those noses can't be fooled. Anyway, Amy Bradley applique pattern, the two baseball playing ants had 44 pieces. The lipstick kisses on the Bee's sneakers are from scraps I inherited from his grandmother as my step mother gave me all her mother's fabric.
I needed three gifts for some friends, as I had considerable left overs form Sandy Gervais’ Nature’s Christmas, I made 3 Christmas Tree Runners. One with a dark green tree with little berries, one with a holly tree, and one with little pinecones. I used an all over Christmas ornament quilting pattern and a dark red thread.