This has been my (non-fat-quarter-club) MAJOR CHRISTMAS PROJECT for several months, and I finished last week:
So, when the red velvet arrived, I tossed around a bunch of Christmassy ideas, and ended up realizing I needed to look at something other than Christmas fabrics for a while. So I made a hot pad from some of my stash. The back side is all the red velvet. I'm thinking of making some more hot pads with some more of it. I might make its twin for my mom. She needs some new hot pads. BUT, not to get overwhelmed with new ideas halfway through December, I am sending her gift in the mail today with no hot pads. Then I can just relax, and if I never get around to it, it's okay. Her gift is done anyway.