I'm so excited to be joining in this year! If this is your first visit to Little Penguin Quilts, thanks for stopping by! I love to make scrappy quilts of all sizes, and Christmas projects are some of my favorites. I also love being part of the quilt blogging community, and get lots of inspiration for my own projects from the bloggers I follow.
When it comes to holiday decorations, Christmas trees are at the top of my list! I love them inside -
I love them outside -
And I especially love quilted Christmas trees! Almost every year, I make a new tree project.
The adorable mug rugs in the lower right picture of the collage are from a tutorial by my friend, Sandra, of mmmquilts, and with her permission, I am sharing them with you today. Sandra calls them Leaning Tree Mug Rugs, and they are so fun to make! Back when I made these the first time, I gave them all away, so this year I decided to make some more!
Using four fat quarters of Holiday Lodge by Deb Strain for Moda,
I cut out enough pieces to make two large trees and four small ones.
They combine to make two mug rugs that measure 9.5 x 6.5.
Christmas trees even make it into my holiday baking! There are just two of us at our house these days, and we don't eat a lot of sweets, so this recipe from Carole at From My Carolina Home is my go-to for Just a Dozen Sugar Cookies.
Yum! If we were meeting at a neighborhood cookie exchange,
I would be sharing these with you!
Thanks, again, for visiting today, and don't forget to check out all the other blog hop participants!