Christmas and Halloween In July

My favorite holidays are 4th of July, Halloween, and Christmas (who doesn’t love Christmas?), and some of my favorite projects reflect these holidays.  I have a 4th of July Table Runner that I almost completed in time this year, but my sewing machine broke in the middle of quilting it, so I will have to finish it in a few weeks.  At least it will be ready next year!

I just finished a Halloween Penny Rug that I started last year, and am excited to show it off here:

Halloween Penny Rug

It is all stitched by hand with scraps of wool.  The pattern is by Sharon Stewart of Liberty Rose (check out her blog!)

I made this adorable Snowman Pillow from another Liberty Rose Pattern:

Snowman Pillow

Snowman Pillow

It is all hand-stitched in wool.  I added black piping to the edge of the pillow which really makes the snowman pop!  Also, I ironed fusible fleece onto the front and back of the pillow faces before I stitched them together.  This makes a more durable pillow that stands up nicely so you can see the snowman.

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2 responses to “Christmas and Halloween In July

  1. Wow! I love these two. They are beautiful. I can’t wait to see them in person.

  2. Hey Heather, what great projects!! I just checked out your blog for the first time and will love to follow all your stitching activities. What fun.

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