Even though my house is still coated in pumpkins and black cats, I've turned my studio into a Christmas workshop. A few months ago, I stocked up on the supplies I needed to make a series of holiday home decor projects. I probably should have started during the summer to ensure I get everything completed in time but eh, I'm such a procrastinator.
So, for several months I've been staring at this goody basket on my bookshelf:
Inside the basket is the first fat quarter bundle I've ever purchased, a charm pack, and enough yardage all in 3 Sister's Glace to make Camille's "Peppermint Posies" quilt, and a Christmas tree skirt by Hollyhock Farm Designs. I should have enough fabric left over for a couple of table runners as well.
I admit it actually made me a little sad to start cutting into this stash. There is just something so pretty about a neatly little organized basket of project materials. I know not as pretty as the final projects will be, but I've found lots of inspiration just gazing at its contents.
First up is the quilt. I'm trying to get it done and over to a quilt shop for professional finishing. I've never tried that before, I just don't think my little sewing machine can handle a project this size. I want this to be a family keepsake, so it needs to be finished properly. I'll share my progress over the coming days but would love any tips you'd like to share about having a quilt shop finish your quilting.
I better shake a leg. Need to get this thing done so I can dip back into Halloween briefly to finish the peanut's costume! Me and my scatterbrained timelines.