The best of Friday to you all! Thank you for taking the time to read my blog post today.
McCalls Quilting magazine has just published my Christmas pillow, which we called Jolly Holiday, in their most recent issue – Summer, July/August 2020. Now, if you’re at all like me, and appreciate the fact that our Spring has only just finally arrived, the last thing you’re going to want to think about is Christmas! I know, I know! I truly feel exactly the same way.
But, Christmas is still coming. Maybe you’d love to get ready for it in June or July? Maybe you’ve had a hankering to stitch a project now to add to your Christmas decor in December? If so, this fun and easy pillow is just the quilting project for you. You can pull out some traditional red and green Christmas fabrics from your stash, or you can purchase some Christmas fabrics from the collection called All the Trimmings from Maywood Studio, which I used to stitch this quilted and embellished 18″x18″ pillow.
The pattern and photos are featured on Pages 70 – 73 of the issue. In Canada, you can find the magazine at Chapters/Indigo, Co-Op and some quilt shops. It can be ordered online here.
On Jolly Holiday, I worked with the fabulous Lori Baker, acquisitions editor at McCalls, whom I have known for many years. Thanks so much Lori for your valuable assistance and for choosing to publish my design.
I really strive to create fun and easy, colourful projects…projects that other quilters will love making. This one was fun; particularly the piecing of the pillow top and the embellishments I used – giant Riley Blake buttons and a Riley Blake crocheted flower. Why not try this out? You’ll have a great addition to your home come Christmas.
Please message me or leave me a comment if you have any questions.
Thanks again everyone. Please take care of yourself.