Happy, happy December! I always love December 1st...it's kind of been my "marked on the calendar" day for decorating for several years, and I hope to be able to get some accomplished today! Since it's December 1st, it is, of course, Schnibbles day, and we have two wonderful parades. But first, I'd like to introduce you to "Morsel," the Little Bites pattern by Carrie that is our December project. "Morsel" is a delightful pincushion pattern.
Although I chose to make mine rectangular (this seems to be the perfect shape to place next to my sewing machine), there are several other pin cushion shape choices in the pattern. I made 5 pincushiontops with just one Moda Candy pack of Avalon by Fig Tree & Company. I'm keeping the finished one for myself and using the other 4 for gifts (I ran out of stuffing and need to get to the store to finish the rest).
You don't need very much fabric for this project; however, you do need to add some little bits of trim. I used narrow Moda twill tape for one, rick rack for two others, and measuring tape twill trim for the final two. Little bits of ribbon or lace would be beautiful embellishments as well!
I love the fact that I was able to make such an interesting variety of pincushions from one line of fabric just by separating the pieces into color families.
Carrie's pattern is wonderful with terrific tips and ideas. Also, she recently did some great informational "pin-cushion" posts. Here are the links to those posts: go here and here!
And now...it's on with the parade of wonderful "Drop" quilts!!!
Mary made this beautiful Christmas version!
Susan actually made two smaller versions.
Meredith made this fun Drop quilt.
Michele made a gorgeous Fig Tree Drop...she has several pictures on her blog post; however, I just loved this close up the best!
Patti E made a cute pillow with her Drop quilt!
Patty made a beautiful table topper!
I absolutely heart this fun fall version made by Polly.
And Sandy F also made a great version!
Sandie L's quilt top is cute as can be...love the blue outer border!
Wendy isn't sure yet what to do with hers. You can check out her blog to see some of the ideas she is "auditioning."
Sue made a beautiful French General version.
Mary S made this fun small quilt!
And Marti made this cheerful Drop quilt. Be sure to stop by Sinta's for the other half of the parade...and Happy December!