Friday, December 3, 2010

Christmas Whimsy!

A few scraps, a little fusible web, and a little stitching and quilting and these are finished in a jiffy. I made and gave a bunch of these last year. They make great little gifts to accompany a box or bag of handmade goodies.You can made them as big or small as you want. They could be table toppers, candle mats, mug rugs or just little quilts to bring a smile to someone during the holiday.
Please don't email and ask for a pattern. You can do these all on your own, no problem. Back some fun fabrics with fusible web and start cutting out shapes and putting them together. You'd be surprised what you can come up with!
So far this week I have 5 unfinished stockings, two unfinished pillows, and two table toppers in progress, not to mention the fabric for 5 scarves....I have lots to finish, but that's how I roll. Last minute girl! How about you? Are you making holiday gifts?
Have a happy weekend! I'm going to be focused on finishing!

43 comments:

Kirie said...

Love them, love them, love them all!
Wish I had such cute fabrics.
Best regards
Jo&cats

Lisa said...

I have been loving those for years! I have tried to make them, but it's taken me a while to figure out that dark outlining thread is the ticket to making them look more finished and illustration-like.

Needled Mom said...

Sooooo cute!!!! I love them.

silversmith said...

i've made some holiday gifts already, but have more to finish... i've made a set of father & son ties out of super fun print for my BIL and 1 1/2 yr old nephew and a set of tea towels for my sister. i'm still working on embroidering a linen pillow for my mom, then i have to actually make it a pillow! i've thought about a few more, but i don't think i'll have the time.

Sarah Craig said...

Those are so sweet! And I love it - "Last Minute Girl"!!! Can it be a club? I want to join!!

Kristy said...

Totally finishing last minute gift sewing here too!!! :) And LOVE these ideas, so might just start some more! lol!!! Thanks for sharing, they are beautiful!

ellen said...

These are just so darned cheerful. I really should attempt to make one or two, but right now I have too many projects in a total state of unfinishment. (good word?)
I just thought that these would be fantastic rendered as a tree skirt.

Phyllis said...

I love them. You're work is inspiring. Makes me want to go to my sewing room right this minute.

luciep said...

They are just so pretty!

Andie said...

You crack me up. Don't ask for a pattern - love that mom tone!

Lynn said...

I am eager to get to more gift making!
I have a show tomorrow and after that it will be gifts!!!!!!!!!

Jackie Russell said...

I love them! Super cute!

allsewnup said...

How festive and such an easy gift idea. This is a definite to-do!
Thank you!

Carolyn

live a colorful life said...

Uber cute! Yes, can we start a Last Minute Girl club?

so no questions about pattern. But...what kind of fusible web? I don't know why fusibles intimidate me. they just do...

My Sweet Prairie said...

Sweet! Fun!

You should join PostCardCottage - a yahoo swap group (hint hint). ; )
~Monika in Canada

Deb said...

I'm just loving everything that you made! They're going to make great gifts!

BubzRugz said...

These are really lovely...
Hugz

Summer :) said...

Yes, I do. I'm a tidge crazy and decided I was making throw quilts (5) for family members and my brother added a serious girlfriend to the mix... so making a market bag for her!! AHHHH!! Love it, just don't know if I'll be able to finish in time!

C. Jaeger said...

I'm so last minute that I haven't even started!

Also, I just got my sewing machine back from the shop. Oh, how I missed it.

I really hope I can make it to Quilt Guild next week. We'll see.
Happy sewing!

em's scrapbag said...

I love these. Thanks for the tip on backing fabric with fusible web and then cutting. That is a great idea and makes things so much easier. Don't want to tell you how I've done them in the past but it was not as easy as your method.

Paula said...

These are really cute for some quick christmas giveaways. I like the designs on the smaller ones.

You should enter these in my sewing challenge blog here at, Paula's Sewing Challenges, and you could win a little something, something.

Hope to see you there soon.
Cheers,
Paula

Victoria @ BUMBLE BEANS said...

I love your unfinished list Jacquie! hehe! I have a bunch of christmas projects started too, and well, hmmm, when will i find the time to finish them...LOL Love all your fun trees!! JOY!

Chookyblue...... said...

I love these.............I have one you whipped up a few years ago.......so cute........

Katherine said...

Jacquie, these are delightful! You're such an inspiration.

Shari said...

I remember these from last year - too much fun! Hope you have a great Christmas holidays!

Esch House Quilts said...

These are really fun and cute!

I am definitely a Last Minute girl too :)

Greedy Nan said...

These are lovely. Something else to add to the list of wants but probably won't get round to - ha-ha!

Olga said...

These are so lovely! What a great idea! I might have to get busy this week-end and make some too!

Bec Clarke said...

Oh so cute, I will have to have a good look and try some out. I am not good at a no pattern thing usually but you have me inspired!!!

Lynn said...

I love these!!! You could make lots of these and every one would turn out different.

Leanne said...

They are so very cute.

Seams Sew Together said...

So Cute, I'm in the process of making some now.....inspiring is what you are!!

Barb said...

What fun these are.
I love the trees and all the dottiness is just great.
thanks for the inspiration!

Kritta22 said...

Sooooooo cute!!

patty a. said...

Cute pieces! I really cherished the piece you sent me!

Cara said...

Adorable!

Tif said...

love them all, they put a smile on my face!

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

Great stuff, really. I always love your Christmas things. Inspiring.

momto2wasd said...

Adorable! I like little things like this to just hang on the wall--even to replace a few things that are there year-round. It makes things so festive looking.

Heather said...

so fun and happy!

Mystica said...

Came over from Jaybird Quilts!

These are so pretty and so nice to both give and receive!

I am having my first giveaway on my blog. A gift card sponsored by CSN Stores. please do enter

xanax online said...

I'm also waiting for Christmas and for the gifts :D

Knitting is a wonderful thing! said...

Your work is just beautiful. Your quilting is so wonderful to look at. You've inspired me to get back into my quilting.
I wish I could do quilting, let alone own a one arm.
I could even do this Christmas Tree project.
THANKS for the inspiration!!