Hello dear friends! It's cooling off here in Podunk. The leaves are starting to change and our vegetable garden is done for the year. So that means my attention switches over to the holiday season ahead and of course quilting. While taking care of the garden and canning my harvest there was plenty of time to think about quilting. I've had a year filled with feeling kinda nostalgic. Canning my own harvest using many of my momma's canning supplies reminded me of a simpler times and fond memories of my childhood. And with the weather cooling...Christmas! We never had a real tree but I've always wanted one. So the next best thing is a quilt depicting what I hope to someday accomplish. This is my newest pattern " Christmas Memories Truck Quilt".
It was so much fun keeping this quilt simple with just a touch of nostalgia. The old pick up truck was fast and easy to make using large raw edge applique surrounded by pieced trees. And what's quicker than scrappy nine patches made from jelly roll strips and strip piecing. Bright and happy....taking me right back to my youth and seeing the tree wrapped with gifts on Christmas morning.
And what's a Christmas morning without candy canes? The red and white stripe fabric seemed like the perfect finish on such a sweet quilt. How many of you remember using a peppermint stick in an orange for a straw? I wonder if they even make those porous tasty treats anymore?
The only thing that could have made making this quilt better would have been a snowstorm in Indiana in October just for picture taking purposes.
Measuring 68" x 74" it's going to be perfect for the back of my couch. And for the grand kids to snuggle under as they wait for Santa. Since I love this quilt so much and think you will too I'm reducing the price... 50% off for the next 3 days! You can find the downloadable pattern here.
The quilt was so cute I just had to make a pillow match. A quick dig through the scrap basket and a pillow was born. "Christmas Memories Pillow"
The envelope closure back allows for easy storage and quick redecorating. This closure is my favorite way to finish a pillow cover. It's quick and easy and you don't need worry about the pillow getting caught in a zipper.
Binding the pillow like a quilt gives the illusion of piping. And if I get tired of using as a pillow, it can easily be hung on the wall as a wall hanging.
Remember when I said there was plenty of time for my mind to come up with ideas? Well I've one more quilt pattern coming in a few days. Here's a sneak peak below.
Thanks for stopping by my little spot in Podunk!
~ Lea Anne ~Pin It