My week began with this fat quarter of happy Santas!
Remembering these quick quilt-as-you-go placemats that I made last December...
I cut some strips from my Christmas scraps and sewed up another placemat in the same style.
This time I used the Santa fabric for the binding.
This one has its own special place on our table in between the comfy chairs - the place where we have morning coffee, afternoon iced tea, and wine before dinner!
It measures about 13 x 17.
Perfect for the season!
But I didn't stop there! Have you been following the Virtual Cookie Exchange blog hop at Just Let Me Quilt this week? I have, and besides several cookie recipes that I have to try, I came across a tablerunner I absolutely *had* to make! (wink!) This pattern comes from Samelia's Mum and you can find it here: Red Braid Tablerunner. It needs 2.5 x 8.5 inch strips, so a perfect segue from the first QAYG project.
This design starts with a triangle cut from 1/2 of a 9.5 inch square. You also need 2.5 inch squares along with the strips, and you build the runner by adding strips to each side, one at a time.
Because you sew one strip at a time to alternating sides of the piece, this needs a leader/ender in between seams, so that was a good opportunity to add sashing and cornerstones to Easy Breezy blocks. (So I did work on one RSC project this week!)
And here's where I left off yesterday afternoon - all the strips are together and the end is finished off with two quarter square triangles, cut from that original 9.5 inch square.
Next step is to trim off the edges to make a rectangle,
then quilt and bind! I hope to have this finished for our
Christmas Day dinner.
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