I made a few quilty goodies last month and mailed them across the country to DD and DS. They have now arrived so I can share them with you here. I wanted to make some Christmas placemats for them so made some hexagon ones for DD, matching some of the grey/aqua in her kitchen area.
DS just moved into a new apartment and he seems to love Santa as much as I do, so it had to be Santa placemats!
I also made Christmas placemats for my Mom but forgot to take a picture. Hers were made with Vintage postcards as the centres.
Once the placemats were finished, I started to piece together a Christmas Tree skirt.
The pattern is from Pieced Tree Patterns and is called Tree Skirt Star. I adapted the size of the pattern to make it a tad smaller and am almost ready to start quilting it. Right now it is sitting on my kitchen table waiting for more pins. Below are a few closeups of the fabrics. I picked them up from a few different places. I especially love that black text fabric (Christmas Wishes by Blank Quilting), the red paisley centre (Winter Garden by Color Principal for Henry Glass), and the grey paisley fabric ( Jenelle Kent for Blank Quilting). Of course, the black on white tree fabric by Camelot Fabrics is also a favorite!
I guess you know what I'll be doing for the next few days. It's a great day for quilting!