It's getting down to the wire now. Christmas is just around the corner and I believe this year all of the presents will be completed before Christmas! Christmas Miracles do Happen! This weekend I managed to finish up the last of my last minute gifts. Yahoo! The first is this adorable Santa Door Banner.
I am going to have to make another for sure. This a a Debbie Mumm pattern with great directions and tons of cutting. Once the cutting was over the piecing was a breeze.
She mentions in the introduction to the pattern that this is one of her most requested patterns and after completing it I can see why. Too cute! You can find this pattern here. I played around quite a bit with the quilting on this wall/door hanging. I quilted holly leaves around the scrappy boarder, snow flakes on Santa's hat and coat and swirls on the beard. I even added trapunto to the mittens and boots for extra fluff.
The second project I completed were these two throw pillows.
I got the idea from this post over at Crazy Mom Quilts. I happened to have just enough of my scrappy boarder left over to make this pillow sparkle with holiday charm.
The pillows ended up being a bit bigger than I originally thought coming in at 20"X20".
I did quilt the top of the pillows using a basic meander just for time conservation. I think they would have looked just as cute with the snow flake or swirl background.