Little Penguin Quilts Through the Year

Little Penguin Quilts Through the Year

Friday, December 18, 2020

A scrappy Christmas squirrel

 Although I was trying to be productive this week, working on adding borders to the Rainbow Jungle...


I also had an idea I wanted to try that turned out to be quick and easy!  I got out some Christmas scraps and cut them into 2.5 inch strips.

I also cut a backing and some batting about 14 x 18 inches.

Using the quilt-as-you-go technique, I sewed the strips down to the batting and backing and top-stitched each strip on the right side.


I shared this picture the other day - the backing and binding.


I ended up with two fun Christmas placemats for the dinner table!

These measure 12.5 x 16.5.

A few years ago I had made napkins out of the penguin fabric, so now our table is all set.


Now back to those Rainbow Jungle borders - just one left to measure and sew on!  
Sharing at SoScrappy for ScrapHappy Saturday and at 
And at Sandra's December DrEAMi link-up at mmmquilts!















25 comments:

Michelle Churchman said...

Really cool technique for the placemats! And they are so festive!

Michelle
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Libby in TN said...

I'm kinda getting burned out on big quilts -- one can only use so many -- so I'm going to try more little projects like you do next year.

Linda said...

Your table is so cute! Makes me want to give that a try.

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

I like that quilt as you go method for the placemats it looks like it would go rather fast that way. I had a quilt as you go book once from someone who used the decorative stitches on her sewing machine for this and of course it disappeared I probably thought I would never be interested in it and gave it away. now it is something I could see working or placemats really well.

Kate said...

Very bright and merry place mats! Borders always take so long to finish. Hopefully you've got the trees all bordered now.

maggie fellow said...

so fun

The Joyful Quilter said...

What a festive squirrel project, Diann!!

Cathy said...

OMG, what a clever and cute idea! I loooove those placemats, and they complete the perfect table setting for two!

sue s said...

I love QAYG placemats! I made some fall ones for us this year, as well as finished off some spring ones. No Christmas ones yet, but what am I waiting for??!!

piecefulwendy said...

Well, those little squirrels certainly brought some Christmas cheer along, both to your quilt room and then to your table! I hope you gave them some tasty treats for all that fun. :-)

Linda M @ Pieceful Kingdom said...

The Christmas placemats look great! I hope you have a wonderful Christmas!

Jenny said...

Such a great idea to whip up some Christmas placemats, fun and easy. Not long now till your Rainbow Jungle will be completed, cant wait to see this one in all its Rainbow glory.

MissPat said...

The placemats look very easy to do and they match the table topper perfectly. I spy the peppermint candy in both. Our dining room table is filled with my husband's business clutter so there's no room for placements but I'll keep the idea in mind.
Pat

scraphappy said...

What a fun pattern. It is all about the fabric. So festive!

Cathy said...

Cute idea for placemats or even smaller for hotpads. Happy Holidays!

Linda said...

Great idea for Christmas placemats. They make your table look very jolly.

Jayne said...

Those turned out great! I do love dropping everything and trying out a new idea. Especially when the idea ends up working and it's a quick project.

Bernie Kringel said...

Very festive Diann - I am all about a quick finish - it is so satisfying! Merry Christmas!!

Kathy S. said...

The penguin fabric in your place mats makes them super cute!

Sylvia@Treadlestitches said...

Love the placemats! I also love your cute Christmas penguin fabric. My daughter made coasters out of it for us one year, and we leave them out all year long.

Cynthia Brunz Designs said...

very festive placemats and napkins. You always make such fun little items to brighten a day. Thanks for linking up with Oh Scrap!

chrisknits said...

What a wonderful addition to your table!

TerryKnott.blogspot.com said...

Such a clever squirrel you are Diann, using those leftovers to strip into a couple cute placemats!

Susie H said...

Love the placemats! Quick & pretty!

Sandra Walker said...

Diann I absolutely LOVE your continued flirtation with squirrels. :-) These are just perfect and will be enjoyed for lots more years. You've made me think that wouldn't it be cool to have like 6 or 12 (ha) placemats in all different designs but all with Christmas fabrics? I mean two placemats are nice, but kind of lonely... for when we can (if ever sigh) host big gatherings again. :-) Thanks so much for all your linkups this year!