All the block swap block are finished and I am still clearing out the studio. Things always seem to get more messy before they get better but now it is time to turn my attention to this years Christmas Gifts. Each year I give hand made gifts to my family. Table runners, sculptures, jams and chutney, raspberry gin and hand knitted socks are just some of the things made over the years.
This year I decided to learn how to crochet, so initially I thought that the gifts would show my progress. I started by making some little toys for Robyn and then tried to make a dress for her, but she grew too quickly for my efforts. Luckily, I thought, the Christmas gifts are not size dependent. Unfortunately my idea is something with a bit of weight and this year has not gone to plan to say the least. It looks as if all the gifts will have to be posted and so weight becomes a big factor.
So back to the drawing board. I looked through my stash of Christmas fabrics and have found that I have enough fabric left over from all the table runners I made ( using the Greta Table Runner pattern ) to make placemats. Using quilt as you go and stitch and flip methods these are quick and easy to make.
I also had a vey enjoyable zoom session with a friend this week, teaching her how to make a table mat using these methods. Although we can’t be together at the moment we can quilt together. She has sent me this photo of the lovely placemat she made with me. Many thanks to Sue for allowing me to share it with everyone.
Have you started your Christmas projects yet?
Happy Quilting – Bev