Well, once again, I am a bit behind. I wouldn’t be me if I weren’t late with everything.
These are the placemats and matching table runners I made my folks and DH’s Mum. It’s a pattern out of New Noel. This would be the first time I’ve done applique. And I have to say, that I do NOT like qpplique. At least not on small, thin letters.
I wanted them to be traditional reds and greens since they were for parents. The quilter in me didn’t talk loud enough, so the idiot in me did stitch and turn for the edges. Wrong-o. The quilter should have spoken louder. Next time maybe.
Anyway, here they are. The placemats, a set of four.
The matching tablerunner. I think this is much more effective than the placemats, though if I did it again, I would do the borders in green instead of red. Live and learn.
A closer picture of the snowflakes. This is where I lost the hair on both sides of my head. Metallic thread is so beautiful, but it SUCKS to work with. The snowflakes alone look me h.o.u.r.s!!!!!
And here is where I admit that I can still admire these from where I am sitting. That is correct, I am not done with my Christmas crafting yet, so here they still sit. At least they will be there in time for next Christmas!!