Its that time of year when all crafters are busy making for family, friends and fairs. I am in the midst of family present making so I thought I would do a quick post with my Christmas free makes and tutorials plus a few patterns in case you were looking for a project (surely you haven't enough on your plate!).
Free mat tutorial here
And elsewhere, I have seen two ideas that have really caught my eye. Lynne has a daily Quilt Barn Advent Calendar to download, colour in and make. (Lynne's photo below).
Reene of Nellies Niceties has a stunning free Animal Crackers Tree Skirt pattern which is totally adorable. (Reene's photo below).
I am currently stitching two large floor cushions for my brother and nephew- the tastes of an 8 year old and a 32 year old are surprisingly similar. My brother requested a Mondrian randomness to a squares design plus some chambray-I then saw Elizabeth's Catvent quilt along and fused the two ideas by substituting the basic cat block for some of the squares. This looks like it is random but I drew out my design on Touchdraw first so I knew what to cut and where it was all going. There is lots of fussy cutting, cute fabrics and little in jokes. The cat fabric is the new Lizzy House Cat Nap range- soon to be available here I think (I bought a quilt market bundle from Annie).
Don't forget there is still time to get your 10% Liberty fabric discount at Jo's shop with the code VERYKERRY10 (expires 15th Dec)
And last but by no means least, Kerry's Very Berry Christmas Cake Recipe. A rustic cake for marzipan lovers (chunks of marzipan baked inside), squidgy deliciousness, dairy free (optional), no need to ice and can be baked close to Christmas- it doesn't need dressing with booze. Happy making xxx