I love everything about Christmas, so when Mdm Samm of Sew We Quilt and this bloghops cheerleader Carol of Just Let Me Quilt announced the HO HO HO blog hop I knew I had to join it. Christmas in July sounded perfect for me. And today it is my turn do do a HO HO HO blog hop post.
So what to make. Of course I could start something new, because I have so many patterns and so many ideas of new Chrismas projects. But then I thought, why not look in my boxes and drawers and see if there is some Christmas UFO’s that I could finish.
At the same time I got a challenge from a facebookgroup I belong to. Finish five UFO’s before starting a new project. And as you see, after looking through my boxes and drawers, I have a lot of Christmas projects that need to be finished.
The first UFO is a tablerunner which I stitched several years ago. It was supposed to have stars and borders around, but I thought that was too much for this one.
I decided to just sew a binding on it. No backing, no batting and no quilting. And I like the look of it now. Reminds me of the old tablerunners and tablecloths my grandmother used to have on her table.
Then I wanted to finish this Christmas pincushion I got from Stina some years ago as an adventcalendar from her to me. She now has this pincushion as a free pattern on her blog. The stitchery was done when I got it, so I guess Christmas came and the rest of the sewing was forgotten. You know like I can do the rest of this pincushion to after Christmas, but then it was put deeper and deeper down in my drawer (read; many more UFO’s got on top of this UFO)
It took me just two hours (with a coffee breake) to finish it.
Next I found these two small stitcheries. This was probably one of the first stitcheries I made long time ago. Before I learned to use the thin stitchery batting (stabilizer). I have used a thick cotton batting, so I had to make something using the size of the batting.
I decided to add log cabin stripes in different red fabrics.
I already had a lot of 1 1/2 inch stripes ready in a box.
And in a couple of hours I had finished two small Christmas wallhangings.
Adding squares around the stitchery.
And in a few hours this UFO was finished too. It was actually sewing down the binding that took the longest time. And when Christmas comes I have the perfect place to hang it.
Five finishes in five days. And it feels so good. It was actually fun having Christmas in July. My challenge to you all is to look through your boxes and drawers and see if you have some Christmas projects that needs to be finished. All of these projects just took me a few hours to finish, and I guess you too have some projects like this. I did not follow the patterns, just took what I had and added some stripes, some squares and finished them my way.
And the prize for having finished five UFO’s is to start a new project. HAPPY DANCING!! To set goals like this makes it even more fun to work with UFO’s.
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