Little Penguin Quilts Through the Year

Little Penguin Quilts Through the Year

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Christmas Play

Finishing up some small projects for friends today.  It is fun to just play with the Christmas fabric I have in my stash!

My quilt group always does a gift exchange for our December meeting.  Some years, we have a theme.  Other years, like this year, we can make whatever strikes our fancy.  I decided to make a table topper from a place mat tutorial from a blog called Love by Hand.  I wanted to add a link to that blog, but am unable to find it again!   I added a bread basket with a matching napkin to make a set.  I love how the flying geese turn into trees.  And I was able to add some little penguins to it!  My scrappy quilter's soul loves how this came together!

At work we have Secret Santa going on right now.  We give little gifts to a colleague during the weeks leading up to Christmas, and then something special this last week.  I have been working on a candle mat for my Secret Santa person.  I got a pretty dark green, pine-scented candle to go with this mini-quilt.  I hope she likes it!  Just need to finish sewing the binding and it will be ready!

Linking up with one of my favorite places - Quilting is More Fun Than Housework.  Cyndy is starting a new link-up featuring scrappy quilts.   

Happy Holidays, everyone!


kim said...

What a great idea- she will love that candle mat, I'm sure!
I'm really enjoying seeing all your Christmas sewing. My quilt group exchanges at Christmas too, today, in fact! I usually sew my gifts but I'm too busy this year. And I was out of ideas. Maybe next year I'll make them candle mats, since this year I'm giving them candles, haha!!

Lara B. said...

Love your scrappy Christmas placemat Diann! It's fun how you manage to fit penguins in and that fabric on the right side and in the pinwheel on your candle mat is so cool! Merry Christmas to you!

Cynthia Brunz Designs said...

Thanks for sharing on Oh Scrap! These are such great ideas for using up those Christmas fabric bits and pieces. And they make such great gifts too!

Jasmine said...

I love the scrappy placemat/table topper. I need to use up some of my Christmas scraps for next year.

Alycia~Quiltygirl said...

What a great table runner/Placemat!