I did housework most of the week last week so I could spend the weekend sewing. It’s paid off because I finished two Christmas pillows.
|I made this pillow with beautiful fabrics from my stash. The red and green are Liberty Tana Lawns that I bought from Polka Dot Tea in Australia. The gorgeous white linen was a gift that I won on a Sew Mama Sew giveaway day from Lizzie at Swedish Scrapper . This pillow is for my own house.|
|This pillow is a gift for my kids’ piano teacher. I used the Liberty tana lawns again and the music print is Aspen Frost by Basic Grey for Moda which I bought from Sew Me A Song . The black binding fabric also has music notes and symbols. I bought it in the same online shop but I don’t have selvage information on it.|
|I drew this pillow up on graph paper before I sewed it. It’s just half square triangles (HST for short) that make up the four corners of the Christmas snowflake/flower/whatever-you-want-it-to-be-called. This pillow measures 18 inches square. If you aren’t sure how to go about sewing HSTs there is a good tutorial here at Cluck Cluck Sew . I would just add that I recommend squaring up your HSTs after pressing them because it really does make a big difference to your accuracy. I have pictures of how to do this on my tutorial page for the Heart Pillow (scroll down past the shamrock pin cushion to find it.)|
I am so grateful to my husband for taking care of the kids while I got these sewn. That’s one Christmas gift checked off the list and one beautiful home decor item for our home finished too.
I’m linking up with Motivational Monday Party.