I can't believe it's Thanksgiving week already! I am sooo looking forward to cooking on Wednesday. Pecan pie, here I come!
I've been in the holiday spirit over the weekend, making Christmas ornaments. I've made 5 of these little stuffed birds. The tutorial is by Joel Dewberry, here. I decided I like the bird better without wings, and I also downsized it to 70%.
In case you're curious, this is how I downsize patterns. Just adjust the "view" size of the pdf pattern to the size you want your finished product and use your laptop screen as a light box to trace the pattern lightly onto paper.
I've also been working on my gift for my partner in my do. Good Stitches circle's Christmas swap. Here's a sneak peek :)
Finally, I've made the last few blocks for the QAYG Simple Sampler. I have to stay several weeks ahead of the tutorials, which go up every Monday. (Today's Dutchman's Puzzle block here.) I decided to swap one of the blocks from the original quilt, and replaced it with one of my very favorites: the Ocean Waves block.
Some of you may remember that I made an entire scrap quilt from this block this time last year. It remains one of my favorites.
I think that's a decent weekend's work! Linking up to Design Wall Monday at Patchwork Times.