Created December, 2013
A few months ago I came across a tutorial for these really simple “quilted” Christmas ornaments and just had to give making some a go.
In keeping with my long running aversion to anything that looks Christmassy, I decided to did in to my stash of Tula Pink’s Acacia fabric. I’m sure its some sort of sacrilege to cut up such lovely fabric for this purpose, but I do love the color scheme and the contrast. Nick loves how the raccoons’ eye peep out from some of the pieces. Boys never do grow up, do they?
After spending a few nights putting these together I very much recommend that if you’re going to try this, invest in some sort of thimble. I prefer the disposable, sticky, plastic kind (very wasteful of me, I know) to metal thimbles, which seem to to be the only two options in the stores I’ve visited. They will leave your fingers a little gooey, but they’re thick enough to cushion the pin heads, and flexible enough to allow for some degree of movement. I haven’t tried a rubber thimble yet, so that’s on my list of options for the future – although I’ve still got a ton of Thimble-Its to use up.