If you read my post on November 28th you'll remember (of course you do!) that I promised a photo of two Christmas themed placemat and coaster sets I've made. So here they are:
On Etsy this set is called 'gold and deep red Christmas set' surprisingly enough.
These have Christmas themed items quilted into them; stockings, trees and stars. They are reversible which is always so handy with placemats.
This set is on Etsy and just called the Red Christmas set
The thing I really like about this is the red polka dot fabric on one side. The binding on this is handmade out of that fabric too. The quilting is just straight lines but that's what works best with the patterned fabric.
I had also made a Bon appetit set, which has now sold. It's not a Christmas theme. I made a set like this with red as the theme earlier on in the year.
This photo is rubbish; I've no idea why they look so creased because they weren't, as can be seen below.
|These are reversible too|
|Machine embroidery this time and no quilting|
Anyway that's all for now folks. My next post will be all about a Christmas decoration I made in my patchwork class this week, which has now sadly finished for this year. I've loved going on an alternate Wednesday to do patchwork and just get lost in there and forget about the world. I'm currently having a dilemma about whether or not to do the City & Guild's patchwork and quilting course, which Wendy is starting next September. I don't think it's going to be possible with the way my family unit works but I have other ideas up my sleeves, so all is not lost.
Take care out there and deal with Christmas as best you can.