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!
Merry Christmas! Cute placemat, and table runner! Your tree looks lovely.
Merry Christmas Diann! Love your little penguin! What a wonderful way to use scraps! You never cease to inspire me! Have a wonderful holiday weekend! Hugs!
Merry Christmas! Love the little penguin ornament.
sew cute and sew happy! Merry Christmas Little Penguin!
Such happy little penguins! I love that your pretty placemat had a "baby" one. Have a very Merry Christmas!
love the little penguin and all the Christmas touches in your house look lovely - have a great time with your family
Merry Christmas! The placemat is a terrific use of those holiday fabrics. Love how you made a miniature version too!
Cute mats - I love those fabrics! Your home looks so nice and festive! Have a wonderful, if quiet, Christmas!
I love it! So cheerful. And now you’re making me think about sewing some table toppers. Happy Holidays!
How cute is that! Fun little quilt for your holiday breakfasts. Merry Christmas!
Oh so cute! Looks like you nailed the star! Fun fabrics! Penguins and snowmen and bells, oh my!
Merry Christmas to all! Beautiful tree and window reflection!
What a cute ornament! Love the Tablescrap, too cute and the mini is adorable. We love Ticket and Cataan!
Whenever I see penguin fabric I instantly think of you, just like flamingo fabric makes me think of LeeAnna. Your tree is very pretty and the penguin is a nice reminder of your Boston trip. Merry Christmas.
What a lovely ornament from your trip to Boston, my home city. Actually, I have lived in three different Boston suburbs, but worked "downtown" for a decade. Love how you move your placemat from the table to grace your angels.
Mr Penguin looks happy on your wall. You did a great job on the place mat, and I'm sure the angels appreciate the little mini keeping their toes warm on that woofer. Merry Christmas Diann!
Such cute placemats you have made. Of course, they include some penguins…. Merry Christmas
Nice holiday placemat and mini. My mother loves blueberries in her cereal too. Also her yogurt. Merry Christmas to you, Mike, and your mama!
Merry Christmas :) cute placemat and mini mat.. I may have to try my own version someday. Beautiful tree.
Such a fun new placemat (with a delicious breakfast!) and a sweet little mini quilt! Merry Christmas and thanks for linking up today!
Such a cute mini, and my eyes widened at the hand-pieced and quilted part! The placemat is adorable too, and so festive! Hope your Christmas was wonderful, and Happy New Year Diann!
The placemat and the mini are SEW super cute, Diann!! Thanks for participating in the 2022 TABLE SCRAPS Challenge! I'm looking forward to seeing what everyone will do with the 2023 ABC (Table) SCRAPS Challenge. Have fun!!
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