Wednesday, October 8, 2014

The holiday trifecta: A quilter's challenge

As any quilter knows our busy season is upon us. We have 3 major holidays upon us (Halloween, Thanksgiving, and the main event Christmas) plus the bonus round (New Years). People may complain that we rush the holidays by having Christmas merchandise in craft stores in August but those people don't know how much work it takes to finish quilted tree skirts, or Santa themed blankets under the holiday crunch.

As I said in my ghosts and goblins post I, like many other crafters, tend to skip over the pregame holidays (Halloween and Thanksgiving, and yes, my birthday) to dive headlong into that magical, musical, marshmallow world we call Christmas.

This is also the time of year that we see sales galore at Joann's, Michaels, and Hobby Lobby fill our craft rooms and fabric stashes with material and our pinterest boards go berserk with all the craft ideas while our UFOs (Unfinished Fabric Objects) and WIPs (Works in Progress) languish in the closet where we look at them guiltily. This Challenge lasts 3 months with a bonus month in January if you're a Type A overachiever (which I just happen to be).

The Challenge

Each Month (October, November, December, and January as a bonus). complete one of the following
  • Something new
  • Something unfinished
  • Something scrappy
At lease one of these projects must be appropriate to the holiday in that month.

I'll be posting each of these projects as I complete them and would love to see what you all come up with!

Happy Crafting!