With all of my newly made Christmas decorations out at my house, and the piles of Christmas fabric laying about, you could easily believe that I think it is Christmas time already!
|Christmas in July is the July ATPSA project|
I just have this energy and desire to make holiday projects now, during " Christmas in July." (I figure I should make them now, because you never know what will take up my time in December. :) )
I am normally not very competitive, but something deep inside of me would not rest until I made my own Christmas Tree Topiary Pillow.... like Amy and Amanda have both made! (Maybe it became irresistible to me because they BOTH made such beautiful pillows...)
|Amy's Christmas Tree Topiary Pillow designed by Amy @ Amy Made That!|
photo by Amy Made That!
|Amanda's Christmas Tree Topiary Pillow|
photo by The Patchsmith
Isn't fun to see how two talented and beautiful quilters create their own beautiful pillows, using the same pattern!
Well, after taking my time to decide what colors I'd like to use for my own pillow, it didn't take long to cut out, iron and sew up my own pillow.
Fabrics used: French Poinsettia London Portfolio for Michael Miller (for back and seeds)
393 Pindot Makower UK (green with gold dots)
Majestic Yule by Sentimental Studios for Moda (red and creme with gold paisley for front )
Moda Marbles blender green (seeds)
Heat-n-Bond fusible for backs of seeds to applique
Pellon Fusible Fleece FF 987
|Making the seed applique, using Heat-n-Bond fusible|
|Susie's Christmas Tree Topiary Pillow|
|Pillow back with the Covered Zipper backing|
|The zipper is hiding|
|Back of pillow|
|I love this Majestic Yule fabric. That is in my Moda holiday stash !|
|My Christmas Tree Topiary Pillow is all ready for Christmas!|
By the way, did I mention that this pillow pattern is a free pattern from Amy ! Both Amanda and Amy were bloggers , sharing free patterns in Julie C's The Crafty Quilter Christmas in July Blog Hop .
Hop on over to our Across The Pond Sew Along Flickr group to see what everyone is making ! Put your project in , too! We love seeing what you make ! :)
|I'm off to my sewing room!|
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