Looking Ahead (and back!) to Christmas

We are now in the last third of October, which is the time I traditionally start getting excited and planning for the upcoming Christmas season. Now don’t yell at me quite yet- I never actually decorate or listen to Christmas music this early! (although I have a friend who does and she’s one of the happiest people I know!)

That being said, I HAVE started thinking about Christmas projects- what I hoped to get done, what I want to do still and what I’ve done in the past.

I was hoping to have FOUR more quilts ready to gift at Christmas than I have done. With the pain in my hands and elbow curbing my sewing time, I have had to come to terms with the fact that it’s just not going to happen this year. Fortunately, these people love me and know the effort that goes into quilt making, so they’re willing to wait!

One quilt I do plan to have done by the Christmas Season is my Quilter’s Planner 2019 Snowflake Sampler.

Quilting this has been a slow process, but it’s over half done and I will definitely reach that goal in time! This will go on my bed from mid-November through February/early March.

As for other Christmas sewing, I really don’t think there’s much else I want to do! Honestly, my sewing time is so rare lately and I’ve gotten so far behind on UFOs that adding new projects is not really on my radar.

That being said, I did want to take a look back at some of the fun Christmas projects from the past.

This apron was made for my daughter back in 2016. It’s still in our kitchen drawer and gets used year-round!

It seems like it wasn’t so long ago that I made these table runners using the Swell Christmas fabric line, but it has been two years! This reversible one went to my sister.

And this one with the fun hand quilting stayed with me.

This tree skirt is still one of my favorites each year. It’s thick because it had two layers and is wide enough that it looks great with our larger trees.

Last but certainly not least is this quilt I forgot I had! It is stored most of the year in my Christmas decorations, and I completely forgot about it after packing it away last year. Cant wait to pull it out when it’s time to decorate for the season.

Are you already sewing for Christmas?


  1. That was an impressive goal to make four quilts for Christmas! It is more than I could do for sure. Things are more precious when they are rare, so I tend to make sure I don’t hand out quilts freely. Each of my family members have one each.


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