Monday, November 5, 2012

On the Fifth Day of Christmas {Sew Seasonal Blog Hop}

Honestly?  I just like picking catchy song lyrics for my titles to drive Erin crazy...heh heh...

Welcome to day 5 of the Sew Seasonal Blog Hop!
Kristy at Quiet Play and Alyce at Blossom Heart Quilts are sharing 25 (FREE!) Christmas-themed block patterns!  Hope you are all ready to feel in the mood to get your holiday DIY started...

My pattern to try was the lovely Ornament Number 5.  And since I am in the middle of moving I didn't really have time to make a whole big project like a quilt.  However, I didn't want my block to be lonely either so what did I do?  I made a pillow cover using the 10" pattern directions.
I substituted the white background suggested in the pattern for linen as it goes better with my velvety brown couch.  Unfortunately, for fear that I would run out of time to create them or pack them away once they were created the pillow covers have been on my couch since mid-October and are looking a bit wrinkled loved!  Good to know if you are debating linen pillow covers.  
I've been so crazed lately that it wasn't until YESTERDAY that I realized that the little pink ornaments in the blue fabric are a similar ornament design to the whole pattern.  Ha!  
Of course I couldn't let my little ornament pillow cover be I made a Christmas Tree too...  Isn't he cute?
Now these guys really have to be put away until December.  I'm getting some raised eyebrows when people come to the house right now.  Hahahahaa...hey what can I say I love Christmas!

Go check out Lucy's blog today to see her English Paper Piecing block!  Also...don't forget to check out the rest of the Sew Seasonal Blog Hop at these awesome spots below!

1st November: Kristy from Quiet Play & Alyce from Blossom Heart Quilts
2nd November: TBA & Jane from Where Jane Creates
3rd November: Susan from Patchwork N Play & Kelsey from Kelsey Sews
4th November: Janice from Better Off Thread & Erin from Missy Mac Creations
5th November: Lucy from Charm About You & Rebecca from Making Rebecca Lynne
6th November: Charlotte from Lawson and Lotti & Amy from Amy's Crafty Shenanigans
7th November: Jess from the Elven Garden & Cindy from Live a Colorful Life
8th November: Elaine from Dashasel Sews & Kelly from Jeliquilts
9th November: Beth from Plum and June & Fiona from Finding Fifth
10th November: Juliet from Tartan Kiwi & Fiona from Celtic Thistle Stitches
11th November: Taryn from Pixels to Patchwork & Anorina from Samelia's Mum
12th November: Megan from Jaffa Quilts & Jane from QuiltJane 
13th November: Gemma from Pretty Bobbins

A big thank you to our sponsors too - lots of great prizes ahead!

Awesome Launch Day giveaways at Blossom Heart Quilts and Quiet Play - check back November 1st!
2 x $10 vouchers

Joy by Kate Spain - full fat quarter bundle + panel

2 x $25 vouchers

1 x $25 voucher

$30 gift voucher

Japanese Christmas fabric - fat eighth bundle

Charm pack
Plus, are you needing some Christmas fabric supplies for the hop? Well, Chrissy from Sew Lux Fabrics has set up a special discount code on Christmas fabrics in her shop! So if you need supplies, be sure to check it out. The code is "sewseasonal10" and is for 10% off all Christmas fabric (Joy, Blitzen, and Sentiments) through November 18th. A charm pack or layer cake will work perfectly for Ornamental!

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Kristy @ Quiet Play said...

Love it! Both cushions are so cute! I particularly like that you've had them on display since you made them! Nothing like some early Christmas cheer! hehe!

Susan Standen said...

Love the cushion, but in total awe of how you manage to do all this while moving house!

Amys Crafty Shenanigans said...

So lovely - love the fabrics you chose for your 'sew seasonal' - and festive - pillows!!

Carin said...

Your cushions are beautiful !!

Kelly G said...

Totally love your cushions. They are soo bright and cheery!

Celtic Thistle said...

Great cushions, hope your move goes smoothly,

Leanne said...

Your pillows are lovely and fun!

sew.darn.quilt said...

How do you do it all and come up with such marvelous creations? What's your secret? We're all listening! :)
Fantastic cushions, love, love,love the tree!! :)

Wendy said...

such lovely pillows, you did a great job!

Archie the wonder dog said...

They look great!!!

Lucy @ Charm About You said...

They are fabulous! you should show them off :)

Fiona @findingfifth said...

Oh yes fabulous cushions. This is my first time ever visiting your blog! Been missing out. I am packing to move as well. See you on the 9th when you can hop over to see what I made on the run.

Annabella said...

Oh shoot - I'm going to have to make some of these cushion covers - just downloaded the patterns!

Janine said...

These are lovely. And I think wrinkliness is just part of the charm of linen :)

Megan said...

Lovely! I really like the look of linen - never mind a few wrinkles!

Snoodles said...

I love both of those pillows! So cute!

Janice said...

Your pillows turned out really cute! I need to get working on a mate for mine!

Nat at Made in Home said...

Great cushions!

Beth said...

Those are so cute - great fabric choices!

Erin @ Missy Mac Creations said...

Yeah thanks for that Becca. Bloody song. Makes me think of "The Office" episode where Andy gets Erin all the things from it... and she gets attacked by the birds.

Love the cushions. Especially the tree (if I'm allowed to say that considering the hop?!?!). ;)

Alyce @ Blossom Heart Quilts said...

Love it! And that tree cushion is fabulous! Thanks for joining in!

giddy99 said...

they're darling! I would leave them out (it's post-Halloween, after all)! :)

Carolyn in Kentucky said...

Your pillows are lovely. This will help get me inspired.