I've wanted to make a garland (I used to call it a bunting but my daughter says it makes me look like I'm 100 years old and very old fashioned) for a very, very long time, long before Christmas rolled around. I browsed Flickr, read through many tutorials, and I've probably spent way too much time thinking and plotting such a small project without accomplishing anything. Until this Sunday, that is. I sat down and made this garland.
I love using non-Christmasy fabric for Christmas decorations, so I used some of my very precious fabrics by Amy Butler and Heather Bailey.
Once the garland was finished and hung I was in no mood to put all that gorgeous fabric away. I pulled some bigger scraps of Christmasy fabric that went well with my garland fabric and Kona Ash (probably my most favorite solid color at the moment). And I cut, and sewed, and ironed, and quilted, and another pillow was finished.
Here's the detail of my quilting.
And here they are both together, my garland and quilted pillow, making our living room more festive.
How is your Christmas sewing going? I still have a few more small presents to make, mostly pouches. I'm hoping to finish them soon because my mind is already racing towards a new scrappy quilt. Let's just say for now that I flip through Scrap Republic's pages and drool over all the featured quilts on a regular basis.
Linking up to Fabric Tuesday