I hope that you are farther along than I am, but it's time to move on and think about the new year. What can you sew for January?
You might just start with my colorful, new "Celebrate" mug rug pattern that is ready just in time for New Year's Eve.
An Unplanned Mug Rug
I truly hadn't planned on making this until I was cleaning up my sewing room and sorting some stray fabrics a few days ago. I spotted this piece of batik with splotches of bright colors on a black background. It had been a fat quarter, but it was now missing a 10 inch square making it about three quarters of a fat quarter. Not enough for anything large.
The colors reminded me of fireworks, and fireworks reminded me of New Year's Eve, and the idea exploded as a perfectly finished mug rug in my head. There was just enough fabric for a paper foundation pieced background and I had plenty of brightly colored scraps to add even more brightness.
Other Winter Projects
If you are ready to start sewing soon after the holidays, you might choose other patterns suitable for January and February. Winter won't be for over awhile. In Nebraska it will just be getting into full swing!
Here are just a few winter quilting ideas from my patterns.
I'll start with January.
The upcoming year is filled with days worth celebrating. You don't have to stop with the New Year.
Heads and fingers can still get mighty cold.
There's just something about snow that brings out romance, and around here the winter snow is only just beginning.
Snow is also a invitation to play!
After those hours spent in the cold, playing with snow or shoveling it from walks and drives, a cup of hot cocoa and a warm flannel quilt are just what a person needs.
And this little set of mug rugs fits every season, winter, spring, summer, and autumn.
And for February, the month of Valentine's Day and love -
Here is an entire collection of hearts.
Wow! I didn't realize I had so many winter patterns!!
And, now I need to go to work. I just need to decide where to start!