I know it is only August. But when you see a project you get all giddy and freakin' pumped about, you should just go ahead and make it. Plus, I am already in Christmas mode with the stockings and all. So this past weekend, I made a wall hanging.
I absolutely loved the Christmas tree skirt tutorial at SMS. But I don't need a Christmas tree skirt. My mom made me a pretty red and white one a few years ago. But because we always spend Christmas at our families house (except for that one Christmas we spent on bed rest while baking my daughter), we haven't gotten to use it. So I used the modern tree block for a wall hanging. I did the tutorial as stated for the block but in the end mine was 15.5 by 17.5 instead of 15.5 inches square. (I have yet to figure out what I did wrong.) Then I cut 4 inch strips of fabric to go around as a thick border, quilted, binded, done! The white fabric is my first project with kona cotton, awww, nice stuff. My mom has been raving about it for awhile now. I can see why mom, but maybe I should put it in a blanket instead of on the wall. Those maverick stars are also great. Nicole suggested how perfect either block would be as a pillow cover. oh yes!
(don't mind those uneven dots, the fabric was not printed right and I was just too lazy to fussy cut it, I mean it should have been straight lines of dots, why should I have to do more work? my first annoyance with Joann fabrics)
Jenni: Gregg, are you surprised I am Christmas crafting?
Gregg: absolutely not.
Jenni: (smiles with a sigh)