Saturday, 18 July 2015

Ho, Ho, Ho and on We Sew - a Christmas Cushion

Welcome to another monthly Ho, Ho, Ho and on We Sew Link Party. As we are now in the seventh month of the year, it is definitely time to start thinking about that big holiday looming at the end of the year!

To get your Christmas and Holiday crafting kickstarted we have not one, but two, great tutorials lined up for you this month and two wonderful blogs to check out too.

Martha, who blogs at Weekend Doings is a wonderfully talented blogger who takes the most beautiful photos of her makes. Martha's photos of the produce from her garden will have you drooling :) Martha has a very stylish iPad cover to share with you this month.

Chelsea, who blogs at the brilliantly named Patch the Giraffe is sharing her tutorial for a Flying Geese Christmas tree pillow that you should definitely check out. Having made a tree skirt last month Chelsea is definitely a Ho, Ho, Ho-er :)

As ever our mission is to have you all organised and calm by the time December 25th comes around, and to help us we have gathered together a great bunch of bloggers, who are posting tutorials for gift and home decoration projects throughout the year. You can find all of the previous tutorials by following the link at the top of the page.

Of course, it wouldn't be a Ho, Ho, Ho and on We Sew Link Party without a giveaway and this month's giveaway comes courtesy of the lovely people at the Fat Quarter Shop


                                                                Quilting Fabric at the Fat Quarter Shop

This month one lucky winner will get to pick their favourite from the Fat Quarter Shop's range of mini charm packs, and all you have to do is link up your Christmas or Holiday makes for July to be in with a chance of winning. The winner of last month's giveaway was Sue, who blogs at SuperMom - No Cape!

My own Christmas make this month was inspired by a block that I made several months ago for the Fat Stash Brit Bee.

The block is from this book Modern Holiday by Amanda Murphy.

I thought when I made it that it would make a nice cushion cover (the pattern in the book is for a quilt). So that is what I did!

I used red linen for the background and the wreath fabrics were all from a pile of layer cake Christmas fabrics that I received in a fabric swap a couple of years ago. It is difficult to see from the photo but the red linen has a Christmas bell pattern woven in to it, so was ideal for this Christmas cushion. Needless to say the linen fabric was brought back from Latvia and there is a lot more where that came from :)

So, now it is your turn to share your Christmas and holiday makes for July, you can link up either with Martha at Weekend Doings or with Chelsea at Patch the Giraffe, the choice is yours!

As you know we couldn't do this without the support of these generous sponsors who have provided us with such great prizes throughout the year.

Crafty Trimmings

Logo Sew Hot

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Quilting Fabric at the Fat Quarter Shop
Linking up to Sew the Library at Weekend Doings

Behind the Seams Sewing


  1. Gorgeous cushion. The red linen is a great choice for your Christmas project.

  2. Love, love, love your cushion, Fiona!

  3. Very cute Fiona.... inspired by all of your Christmas makes. Went to visit Patch the Giraffe to see the pillow... very cute too. Janita

  4. Beautiful cushion ... I wouldn't want to give that one away!

  5. Love your cushion Fiona! I love when we finally find a use for that special fabric that we have been saving.

  6. Your cushion is beautiful! I would love for you to link up to the Stitch It, Blog It, Share It Link Party Sunday nights at 7pm at

  7. Really like the red linen, will be striking on the sofa!

  8. Nothing to share yet, but love your cushion, and off to follow the links x

  9. Both your wreaths are lovely and the cushion was a great idea. I'd better get my Christmas making started soon :)

  10. Wow, I now have serious cushion envy! I love your cushion xx

  11. Oh I love the red linen - what a great background for a Christmas cushion :)

  12. Beautiful pillow - I bet that red linen is just luscious to work with!


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