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More Holiday Ideas and Inspiration

Pati's post with all the links to fun See How We Sew projects inspired me to share some holiday projects that I've tried in the past few years. Some of them are specific to Christmas, but the others could be fun any time of year, depending on the fabric you choose. Some take just minutes (really!) and might even be fun to do with kids or grandkids. And, because*pandemic*, I've included a link to my favorite mask pattern, too.

A quilt

Last year, I made a Christmas quilt top based on the Better Not Pout pattern from Art To Heart. I followed the pattern elements pretty closely. Same size, even same basic colors. Some of those elements were what drew me to the quilt in the first place (I especially love the Santa face). For a while, I thought I would leave out a few elements to make the quilt smaller so it could be a wall hanging. Then I ran out of one of the cream background fabrics, so smaller was easier to finish. Finally, I decided I didn't want a wall hanging, so to finish it and make it a more usable cuddle size, I added a ribbon border that wasn't part of the pattern.