Friday, October 7, 2016

Holiday placemats - a finish Friday

Finally a finish!

Tookie helping me display my Christmas placemats

I am almost embarrassed to say how long these Christmas placemats have been lingering in my UFO pile.

I first finished some of these ornament blocks way back in 2012 for the Vintage Holiday QAL.  You can see my finished quilt HERE.  I had a bunch of fabric left over so I decided it would be fun to make some holiday placemats with the leftovers.  It turned out that I had plenty - enough for 12 placemats!  I finished all the blocks themselves in December of 2014, and got them all quilted some time in 2015, and was trying to finish up the binding on Christmas Eve (2015).  I didn't realize at the time just how many placemats I had at the time, and I am the world's slowest hand binder, so didn't finish them and they got stored away for another day.  My Lazy Bum group chose this project as my September challenge, and I am happy to finally say that I finished up all the hand binding on these fun placemats.

As you can see, despite not having many finishes to help display, Tookie has not let her skills deteriorate.  She is more willing than ever to sprawl on my work.

Speaking of QAL's: Does anyone have any interest in participating in one after the holidays?  Is there a particular pattern you've been wanting to try in a group?

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  1. I love quilt alongs but there isn't anything I've been holding out for recently -- I really enjoyed the 100 days challenge we did last year.

  2. These are fantastic! I have a quilt top made from this same fabric line that I need to get quilted before Christmas is here.

  3. These placemats are glad you finished them.

  4. Yay for the finish! They sure are pretty! XO

  5. Wow, I wanted to break into a round of Jongle Bells when I saw these beautiful placemats. Really pretty! I did your one block wonder QAL. Loved it and we use that quilt all the time. I decided to join in because it was so different than anything else I had ever done and your blog post support was great.

  6. what beauties your Christmas mats are Tookie looks very much at home on them.
    Have said no new projects but can always change my mind!

  7. These are great! Am with you on hand binding, personally I have become very good at machine binding!

  8. Love this! Christmas quilts are my fave. Thanks for linking up to TGIFF!

  9. These are absolutely fantastic! You are so lucky to have made 12. Great job! Totally jealous.


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