Monday, December 31, 2018

Day #31 Zig-Zag Snowflake Pillow Tutorial

And here we are on the final day of my self-induced 31-day blog writing challenge.  I hope you have enjoyed these last 31 days in which I have shared many of the free Christmas and Holiday tutorials I was able to find online to share with you.  If you missed any days, feel free to search back through our blog!

And last but certainly not least we end our challenge on a high note with this fabulous tutorial from quilting friend Pat Sloan.

Such a cute and clever design. I love the use of the red and aqua fabrics also - two of my favorite little more modern colors added together.  These adorable snowflake pillows will see your winter decor through the remaining weeks of winter.

I wish you warmth and happy stitching.

I'm not going anywhere though. You didn't think I'd just walk off and leave you after 31 days straight of blogging again now, did you?

I'll see you soon folks, I need to go type some more words into that book I'm working diligently on!

Sunday, December 30, 2018

Day #30 Mr Snowman Trivet Tutorial

I just want to make these little Trivets and have them resting on my side tables in my living room, on my nightstand in my bedroom, on my kitchen table and anywhere else!  These cute little things just add a quick smile to my face. Isn't he adorable!

So quick and easy to make also and only uses small amounts of fabric!

Enjoy this free tutorial from our friends at Connecting Threads. And while you are on their site - be sure and check out some of their gorgeous fabrics!

Saturday, December 29, 2018

Day #29 Snowman LOVE Wallhanging Tutorial

I found this cute little download for you today.  This project will take a bit more time than the others I've shared with you, but it's so cute!

Originally this pattern was found in Deb Strains book called, Snow Friends.  Put the publisher, Landauer has made it a free download for everyone to enjoy!

These little banners are just adorable and I hope you enjoy this tutorial!

Friday, December 28, 2018

Day #28 Snowman Banner Tutorial - Super Cute!!!

I am so excited to share this little gem I found with you today!  My quilting friend Pat Sloan created this darling little Snowman Banner and the Tutorial is free on her blog!  I am so in love with this clever creation!

Just imagine all the pretty decorative threads and buttons you can use to embellish this sweet banner for your own home decor!

Take a few extra moments and peruse around Pat's blog and enjoy her sharing and creativity.  I love reading about her designs and adventures!

Have a great Friday everyone and I wish you many happy stitches!!

Thursday, December 27, 2018

Day #27 Snowman Potholder Tutorial and still blogging away on my challenge!

OH!  I love snowmen and this week I'm continuing on with my personal holiday blog challenge and bringing you this clever Snowman potholder pattern I found while surfing the net!

So gather your supplies and let's make some cute new snowmen potholders to display in our kitchens this winter season.  Most of the things needed, I would bet you already have in your sewing studios.

Just small bits and pieces of many of the fabrics are needed!

I love the bright and festive version this blogger shows but I can see these made up in pretty blues and silvers and whites also.  I could see myself using my favorite homespuns which would match perfectly in my country cabin decor themed kitchen!

Enjoy your day and keep on sewing!

Wednesday, December 26, 2018

Day #26 Snowflake Applique Pillow Tutorial

I hope you had a very Merry Christmas. I love the anticipation of the holiday, the hustle and bustle and all the preparations. I hate to see it go, but life must move on.

And so today I share with you this cute applique pillow design I found. I figured snowflakes are perfect decor for the home after the Christmas Trees start coming down.  

While I love these pillows just as the designer shows them, I envision them made up in fabrics of blues and whites and silvers. Kind of like the fabrics I show above. Soft, subtle blues, silver snowflakes on white, maybe a few tone on tone fabrics. You get the idea.
Maybe a little more sparkly fabric tossed in here and there if that's more your style. And maybe even some type of fringe as an accent?? Hmmmm.....

Then probably for my own personal tastes in my bedroom - I could envision making this design using some tiny homespun plaids in blues for the background fabric and a good, pretty off white and tan plaid homespun for the snowflake design.

I'm a homespun, country, primitive, traditional kind of girl at heart. My home is almost always decorated to reflect that. During Christmas and the winter season afterward though, well, I do have older children and their tastes are different than mine. So we mix and match a lot around here because when they come home, I want them to enjoy it here and see some of their favorite things from their childhood! It's a hodgepodge of tastes and holiday decor but it works for us and everyone enjoys it!

So, today makes day #26 of this Blogging Challenge that I've accepted and so far so good. I've also done pretty well so far with finding Christmas and Holiday items to share with you on my blog. But the challenge is about to get real folks. Christmas is over, so now I must push harder to find more great projects to share with you. So today that is on my list of items to accomplish as well as typing a few thousand words into my book, and spending time with family. Oh and probably some quilting thrown in there to round out my day!

Have an awesome day!

Tuesday, December 25, 2018

Day #25 Snowman Tutorial and a Very Merry Christmas to You!!!

Merry Christmas to you and your families!  I wish you the best holiday and hope each of you gets to spend cherished time with loved ones.

Today's post will be short and sweet, but the finished snowman is nothing but adorable!  This little guy will be perfect for decorating your home throughout the rest of the winter season!
He only needs a few supplies, and as quilters, I imagine we have most of them.  If you don't have an old sweater for his cap substitute some fleece!


Monday, December 24, 2018

Day #24 Snowman Mug Rug Tutorial

Here is another cute little tutorial I found for you!   

This sweet little snowman mug rug will be perfect to see your home through the winter and add a touch of whimsy to your home!  Don't you think?

Merry Christmas Eve everyone.  I hope Santa finds your home easily tonight and brings you all your heart desires. Love your friends and family and spend precious moments together making lots of memories!

Sunday, December 23, 2018

Day #23 Snowman Pillow and Quilt Tutorial

I was able to find another sweet snowman project to share with you!  Look how easy and simple! A nice way to use up some charm square size fabrics also!

A simple little snowball quilt block easily turns into a festive snowman!

Let your imagination run a little with this for a minute or two.  You could easily make a tablerunner. Snowmen placemats, potholders, pillows, mug rugs, etc.

The ideas are endless and I hope this tutorial inspires you to sew and be creative today.  Go play, have a little fun and enjoy yourself!

Saturday, December 22, 2018

Day #22 Snowman Pillow & Quilt Tutorial

Look at how cute these two tutorials are!  I was so excited when I came across these completely free pattern downloads to share with you.  This creative quilter has a few other beautiful tutorials that she shares with you also on her blog.

When you click the link to go over to her blog, both of these pattern images show up at the top of the page. Just click on whichever image and the file will download automatically for you!

Enjoy your day and happy sewing!

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