Hello and happy December! I've been starting to pull out my Christmas decor...and I started with the pillows. I love making Christmas pillows because they are usually quick to make and because they add instant charm to whatever setting you place them!
I usually start my decorating with the pillows because I can set them out and
have a bit of Christmas cheer while I'm accomplishing bigger projects. And since I've never posted about all of my pillows in one post, I thought this would be a great way to kick off the month!
One of my favorite pillows is this Christmas houses pillow I made a few years ago. I made the house blocks using the "Full House" pattern (but I believe you could use the "Village" pattern as well). An inner solid border and a patchwork border with an outer solid border really make this come together quickly! I usually set it on the sofa in our living room, but I've also used it on beds.
I love Dresden blocks...and there is nothing better than a Dresden with Christmas fabrics and a fussy-cut center. I have a pattern for this design in my book A Quilting Life!
The Christmas Tree pillow is this year's addition (I try to make a new pillow every year...sometimes they end up being gifts, so I don't keep each year's creation). You can find the Christmas Tree pillow tutorial here. I also love Grandmother's Flower Garden blocks in Christmas fabrics...and it's so easy to make just one block and make a mini pillow! You can find the pattern for a similar Grandmother's Flower Garden pillow in my book A Quilting Life (link above)!
Last year's pillow is another favorite...this design by Amy Sinibaldi of Nana Company is a free PDF pattern you can find here!
I used my favorite scraps and added the cute pom pom trim!
Finally...my first Christmas pillow ever...this beautiful ruffled pillow made for me by my grandmother several years ago has graced our home every year! She used a 12" block and added a small border...with the ruffle really setting it off!
Do you have a favorite design you like to use for holiday pillows? Please share in the comments section!
I have my table runners, table toppers, wall hangings and quilts ready to set out...I'll be posting about them soon.
Thanks so much for stopping by!