Fruitcake Softie, For the Fun of It
I’m not one to make a lot of purely-fun projects (I like to make things I “need” so I don’t end up with piles of clutter), but I decided to give a last-minute go to the Holiday Softie Awards.
I started last night, using mostly fabrics from my Denyse Schmidt fat quarter pack. (Let’s see, I’ve now made napkins, a house, a baby quilt top, a halloween banner and a fruitcake using fabrics from that stack. My mom took some to make me a quilt And there is still more!) Anyway, I loved the fabric I used for the side and pecans, to me it looks just like a fruitcake wrapper.
It was really fun to stitch this thing (although, lesson learned, I could use a thimble), and I am especially proud of the pecans. I’ll have to pepper in some more whimsical projects to spice things up now and then. Wish me luck!