Wednesday, December 14, 2011

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas....

I know, there's tons of posts with this title already, I just could not help myself. Just 11 days till Christmas!!! And even though it's been raining all night, and will probably keep raining all day, inside it does feel like Christmas is coming. We've been gradually bringing out holiday decorations, having lots of fun going through our ornaments, especially the ones my children "worked on" when they were younger. All I can say is that a lot of our ornaments are handmade and scribbled on.

And, I finally, finally made a Christmas table runner. I wanted to make one for a long time, I just could not decide on design. The inspiration came from Leanne's quilt. I absolutely fell in love when I saw it on her blog. Thanks for sharing, Leanne. There's something about those wonky stars and Christmas that go together so well.

I went pretty traditional with this runner - red and green, stars, and stitch in the ditch quilting.

In spite of all the traditional elements, I think it goes really well with our very modern and unusual fluffy white Christmas tree.

Once my runner was finished, I went ahead and worked on a Christmas pillow. This time I decided to take a different route - no Christmas fabric, no traditional colors, and this was the result.

My very favorite part is this small star.
I decided wonky was the way to go. I love how freeing it is, no precise measuring, no worrying about cutting off triangles' tips.

And now I've fallen under the "wonky star spell" because I can't stop making them. I'll show you more of my wonky star projects next time. 

What have you been up to? Are you doing any Christmas sewing? I have a few more presents to make but keep telling myself there's still time.



  1. NOOOOoooooooooo *runs away screaming* It's NOT 11 days, I refuse to believe it, I have too much to dooooooo!

    Okay, now that's out of the way, loving your Christmas makes :oD

  2. super cute christmas finishes... and i am with Katy! i am in so much trouble! i haven't even really started my christmas sewing! *slaps head*

  3. This is so pretty! Will you link it to my Handmade on Humpday link party over at

    Thank you!

  4. I just love your wonky stars table runner and pillow!! They are wonderful. Enjoy having them decorate your home for the holidays. I've never done a wonky star, but you've inspired me to want to add it to my enormous list of things I want to try! Happy holidays!

  5. Love your pillow and how it turned out with non-Christmas fabrics. And that wonky star table runner is the best! Love it.

  6. Very nice!! Love the wonky stars. I'm working on a table runner gift and am still hoping to do some placemats. yikes.

  7. These are very beautiful. I ll try to make stars. You are very proffessional.. Best wishes..

  8. The pillow is darling! I will try those wonky stars too, once the Christmas sewing is finished. I'm like you, always thinking there is time.

  9. Your runner looks lovely! I like cushions in the background too :)

  10. I love your runner and your pillow! I agree, wonky stars just make me smile, there are a lot more in my future. Glad to be an inspiration, I am glad you like my quilt, and I hope to finish it this weekend.

  11. Love your runner and your pillows and the star!


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