A Home-made Christmas

Today is Fresh Sewing Day and Small Blog Meet over at Lily’s Quilts. Two linky parties for the price of one!

Small Blog Meet is for bloggers with fewer than 50 followers. I definitely fall into that category! And Fresh Sewing Day is for telling what you’ve been up to the last month.

Sew…I’ve decided to have a home-made Christmas this year. And not only that – I have decided to have a home-made Christmas that involves buying as few supplies as possible. That means working out of my various stashes.  And since I’ve decided this rather late, I’m scrambling to see what I can create in the little amount of time that I have (which basically means in the evenings after work).

slippers…

and the helpers had to get in on the picture-taking action of course!

and more slippers…

And yesterday I made a quilt top which will be for my son. (I won’t tell you how old my son is, but let’s just say he is closer to 30 than I am, lol!) I’m certain he doesn’t read his mother’s crafting blog, so I feel safe to show you! Now this is NOT the fabulous quilt I have planned for him. I want to make him a full-sized bed quilt with Little Black Dress by Basic Grey. And I will! As soon as I can afford the fabric! So maybe next Christmas? But for this year I want to give him a small little lap quilt that can be put over the back of a chair and pulled over the lap or shoulders when needed. 🙂 My problem was that I didn’t have anything in my stash that I thought he would really like!  So I went rooting around in the bottom of the stash and found a chunk of grey. Where did that come from? No idea…I think someone gave it to me years ago. Now, I thought, this is something that my son would like! He likes grey! It would make the perfect backing. More rooting around ensued and I came up with 4 charm packs that I had purchased back when Craftsy was still shipping to Canada. And guess what…(no, they aren’t grey)…they are Petite Odile by French General! I love French General! Love love love. I know my son won’t love it the way I do, but the colours are nice for a man, and he does like vintage and whimsy and antique.

Being short on time, I took the easy route and simply sewed all the squares together. Three charm packs worked perfectly and I still have one left over!

It will be sandwiched today, and will finish at 41 x 55″. A bit of an odd dimension, but I’ll take it.  I am going to call the quilt “mon fille” or whatever the French word for my child or my son is! (help! if you speak French!)

Anybody else doing a stash-busting home-made Christmas? Inquiring minds want to know!

About Nita

I retired early and moved to a new community. I blog about my adventures as I explore a new lifestyle. I write about quilting, knitting and needlework, about learning to sew my own garments, adventures in the kitchen and in the garden, dancing, hiking, yoga...life is my playground!
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3 Responses to A Home-made Christmas

  1. Fawn says:

    Hee hee! Yes, “fille” is girl or daughter. And it would be “ma” fille. My son is “mon fils” (pronounced “fiss”, more or less) and my child is “mon enfant”. Love the fabric. 🙂

  2. Miss Thimble says:

    Love the cuffs on the stockings – makes them so much fun! The quilt top is perfect for a guy. Great find in your stash. (I’m a certifiable charm pack addict!)

    I’m visiting from the Small Blog Meet. 🙂

  3. Audrey says:

    I’m on board for the homemade stash-based Christmas! I did have to buy some solids, but I’m hoping to dip into my stash for most everything else.

    I want to say “fille” is for a girl. I believe “my son” is “mon fils.” (But it’s been a very long time since I’ve had a French class.)

    🙂

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