Merry Christmas from the Little Penguin house to yours!
I brought this little guy home from Boston when we were there in May.
You can probably tell he isn't hanging on the tree, but is downstairs on the wall in my sewing room. He makes me smile - a reminder of a lovely trip with special people and a connection to my quilting world, too!
My December Tablescraps project isn't really made from scraps, instead squares cut from some Christmas-y fat quarters that I bought in November. I was inspired by Judy's starry tablerunner here to try adding a star that was lighter in color than the surrounding patchwork to make it stand out. I think I was successful!
Maybe I can count the backing as scrappy
because I cut strips out of the "leftover" fabric
from the front to create the back.
I made this placemat size, about 12 x 16, and have been using it every day since I finished it.
Favorite breakfast- a bowl of Wheat Chex with blueberries, plus my new favorite mug!
In true DrEAMi fashion, I couldn't resist cutting some 2.5 inch squares and duplicating this design in mini size, too. The little one is hand-pieced and hand quilted and measures about 6 x 8 inches.
Here's a look at the back of the bigger one - I stitched around the star to bring out the shape.
The mini quilt ended up with the angels, keeping their toes warm, I hope!
Hope you're having a lovely holiday weekend, however you're celebrating!
Linking up with SoScrappy for ScrapHappy Saturday!
and at Kathy's Quilts for Slow Sunday Stitching.
And at the end of the month, the Joyful Quilter's Tablescraps Challenge link-up.
And at mmmquilts for the December DrEAMi party!