10 days til christmas!

i thought i had more time, but i just realized there are only TEN more days until christmas. eek! i guess i’d better get a move on, on my brother’s blanket huh? as you can see, i finally finished all 4 rows, and have added the border to the top and bottom. i still need to finish the border for the sides, and quilt it. i got a really nice, warm piece of flannel for the back. it’s a navy with a black crackle and really complements the colors and design of the front. i thought the size would be a little bigger, but hopefully sam will be content with a lap size, because i think that’s how it will end up. as always, please excuse the horrible quality of photos. i don’t have the best lighting in my house, and use my ipod for picture taking. i did ask for a nice camera for christmas, so we shall see if i get one.

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remember these fabrics i showed you a while back? well, i have become really close friends with a girl at work, that started teaching at my school the same time as me. she told me that she likes to redecorate her room a lot; that it’s currently red, and soon it will be purple. so i chose these colors, and paired them with a navy.

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i’ve  never made a pillow before, but fell in love with this one from factotum of arts.

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i decided i could do simple patchwork, and a wonky star. and here she is, my first ever pillow!

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isn’t she lovely? here’s the back…

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my favorite square is the middle of the star. the purple cross hatch on the navy is to die for.

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it was a little looser than i would have liked, but that just means she can get it on and off easily for washing. here is the tutorial i used to make an envelope pillow cover.

do you remember this fabric? i had originally planned to make the same pillow cover for another friend, but wanted something more masculine.

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after some searching, i was really drawn to this one, that i found on flickr.

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i’m not quite finished yet, but pretty close:

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not sure how i feel about it yet…

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luckily those are the only projects i chose to make for christmas this year, so hopefully if i do a little each night i will be done in time! i also got some stuff to make myself a pillow, but that project will just have to wait!

❤ xtina

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