We’re back with another great post filled with great inspiration for using the Alison Glass Celestial pattern in your holiday gift projects. I am so inspired by all of the projects these lovely ladies have come up with using the pattern – there is bound to be a project to inspire you as well as you think of those special folks in your life that would love a handmade gift.
First up is this really fun and gorgeous Christmasy mini quilt from Megan of Quilt Story. I love how the stars really pop against the solid background.
I think a mini quilt is a perfect use of the pattern, especially when trying to get handmade gifts ready in time for giving!
Nicole from Snips Snippets really outdid herself! She not only made one project but FOUR! But first, can we all agree that the hot chocolate looks absolutely delicious and perfect with my holiday bundle fabric. Love the idea of coasters and a cute mug for teacher gifts.
I love the variety of projects and fabrics Nicole used to really showcase the true versatility of the Celestial pattern – just as I had intended it to be used beyond the original layout. I love seeing the creative uses of the pattern in everything from coasters to a pillow and cute zip pouches!
And, lucky for all of us, Alyssa from Pile O’ Fabric created another gorgeous project – this super cute Anna Graham Noodlehead Road Trip Case pattern. The center star really shines against the Kona Wasabi solid and a bit of hand stitching is just perfect.
Isn’t all of this gift-giving inspiration great? Don’t forget that you can enter to win a signed copy of my book and a $25 gift certificate to my shop by uploading a finished gift project using the Alison Glass Celestial Pattern by December 10. More details here!
I’m happy to get to share the first projects from the Celestial Pattern gift along. This week and next a group of talented bloggers are sharing ideas for handmade gifts using the various paper pieced stars from my Celestial Pattern. You can learn a bit more about the gift along in this post.
First up is this gorgeous holiday hostess apron from Tessa at The Sewing Chick. I sent along the Celestial Pattern and the holiday fabric bundle from my shop and Tessa created something beautiful! She didn’t even use a pattern if you can believe it, but luckily she gives you the general dimensions and instructions if you want to create your own Celestial apron on her blog. Be sure to check it out here.
What a great gift for just about anyone on your list. I just love the combination of the bright fabric with the grey and while polka dot!
Next up is this gorgeous stocking from Alyssa at Pile O’ Fabric. Alyssa is on her way to making a Celestial Quilt with these Christmasy fabrics and once I asked her to join in the gift along, she created a Christmas Stocking to match.
The stocking is such a fun use of the small stars from the Celestial Pattern – and I really like the use of both cream and white together with a bit of black thrown into the mix. It gives a very clean and fresh look to the stocking. She’s got another project using Celestial coming this week on her blog so be sure to check that out too!
I hope these projects inspired you to create your own gift project using Celestial. If you are so inclined, you can make your own Celestial pattern gift and link up in my previous post and enter to win a signed copy of my new book and a $25 gift certificate to my shop. You have until December 10 to link up your project. Also, the Celestial Pattern is now on sale for $1 off during the gift along. Can’t wait to see what you make!
I’m not entirely sure how it is already past the middle of November. I have so much to share with you about Fall Quilt Market, my book that started shipping earlier this month (If you ordered a signed copy from my shop it will ship this week), as well as a lot of new fabric news. I’ll share more on those topics in the next week or so, but for today I want to quickly let you know about a project I kicked off prior to heading out to market with a fabulous group of talented bloggers.
Back in August I released 4 new sewing patterns – Timber, Alternative, Celestial and Tessellation. Many of the current AGD patterns are written with the idea in mind that you can use the templates as shown, or you can pick and choose and rearrange those same templates to make new designs. Celestial is a perfect example of this type of flexibility in a pattern. The templates used in other combinations will make lovely blocks for almost any smaller project. This is where the idea for a Gift Along comes in! For the upcoming holidays, I thought it would be fun to challenge a group of seriously talented bloggers to come up with smaller, gift-able projects using Celestial to really show the versatility of the pattern for use far beyond the quilt layout as pictured. I’m so excited about the group of bloggers who are working on projects, and I hope their projects might inspire some of your holiday gifts too!
Alyssa from Pile O’ Fabric
Megan from Quilt Story
Nicole from Snips Snippets
Tessa from The Sewing Chick
Nicole from Modern Handcraft
Brooke from Silly Mama Quilts
Over the next two weeks, they will be sharing their perfect projects for gifting using the Celestial pattern on each of their blogs. I can’t wait to see what they come up with! I’ll be sharing their projects here as well.
I know it quickly becomes crunch time for handmade gifts as the holidays approach, and we could all use a little extra incentive to get those gifts done in time! Link up a completed gift project using the Celestial pattern – either one from the bloggers or your very own idea - for a chance to win a signed copy of my new book, Alison Glass Appliqué and a $25 gift certificate to my shop (to shop for gifts or maybe a gift for yourself!). You have until December 10 to link up your project and I’ll randomly select a winner. For the duration of the gift along, the Celestial pattern is $1 off and includes free shipping. I would love to see what you make with the pattern!
We’ll also be taking the fun to Instagram too! As you sew along with the Celestial Gift Along, follow me @alisonglass and use the hashtag #celestialgiftalong. Each week I’ll pick a winner from the photos shared to select a pattern of their choice from the shop!