You still have time to make a small gift or two. Really. I know this because I sat down at the sewing machine yesterday with the bag of scraps at my feet and pieced together this little number in about an hour. I picked two scraps off the top of the pile and just started adding others in the same color family. I was planning on staying with the blues/greens/golds until I accidentally grabbed a tiny pink-ish scrap. It was the happy accident that this needed so I added two more pink bits and that ribbon loop for hanging. Two layers of batting (one insulated, one not), a back and a little quilting – good to go.
I love how freeing improvisational patchwork is. You just grab fabrics and start sewing. I need to remind myself of this to battle my tendency to over-think. I'd like to be less restrained with fabric and design in 2011.