Wednesday, January 29, 2014
Twelve Months of Christmas
I asked my husband what he thought I should do and he said I should go ahead and give the little quilts to them each month, as I get them done. He said, "then it will be like 12 months of Christmas instead of 12 days!" And they will have something to look forward to each month! Brilliant. I'm glad he agreed because I do not think I could stand hanging onto them for almost a whole year.
Each one will be the same with a slight difference. In these two, the boxes of chocolates have different fabrics on top. They measure 6 inches by 21 1/2 inches and every month has its own cute hanger! They won't take up a lot of space to hang and it will be a cute decoration they can change out monthly. I used the back-basting method, so mine are hand appliquéd and hand embroidered, with a little bit of machine quilting. And this makes numbers seven and eight projects completed in 2014. I have next months pieced and ready to appliqué. They are really fun and so popular that Hi Fashion filled up three classes with people wanting to make them. One lady this month had done hers all in pinks. It will be fun throughout the year to see how different they turn out. Well, there are a couple of days in January to complete some more UFOs! Not me, you! I'm already looking ahead to what I will be working on in February :)