A few days ago my daughter and I whipped up a set of pretty placemats to go with some dishes we got for one of our relatives for Christmas.
Most of the charms are from Connecting Threads and a few are from my stash. They were so easy to put together, just 3 x 4 charms.
The plates are not actually Christmas designs. They are more Mediterranean looking and can be used all seasons, but look great with the Christmas fabric.
The mats consist of the top, batting and backing. So to keep it all together, after turning the layers inside out, I sewed 3 evenly spaced lines around it to hold everything together, which is an idea I got from Svetlana (thanks!).
The fabrics are pretty. I love that cute deer!
Here are the placemats all tied with a ribbon and ready to be put in a gift bag with her new dishes.
And I finished up my November Beejeebers block last night.
This block is called Cherie’s Carpenter Star and it’s made of a jillion hsts. A few months ago this block would have reduced me to tears, but I’m happy to say that this one turned out A-okay and is exactly the right size, a first for me! The bee mama asked for bright colors, so I hope orange and teal fit the bill.
I’m also getting ready to bind another baby quilt. This has got to be my fifth log cabin jungle animal-themed quilt. I guess I will never tire of making log cabin quilts. I just love picking the fabrics and chain sewing the blocks together. It’s so easy, fast, and fun!
Hope everyone had a relaxing and fun Thanksgiving. I’m officially done all my Christmas shopping (a few days before Thanksgiving even) and now I’m ready to sit back and enjoy the next couple weeks, hopefully making a few things from the book Pretty in Patchwork Holidays. Come back on December 3rd—I’m giving away a copy of the book and a fat quarter bundle of Christmas fabric!
Linking up to Tuesday at the Table.