Saturday, December 31, 2011

Reindeer Place Mats

After being late with my Halloween and Thanksgiving wall hangings I decided to make simpler place mats for Christmas. They were finished on December 22. Yay!I made 6, but probably should have made 8. How many place mats do you make? It seems like I generally get as far as 4 before my interest wanes so 6 is an improvement.


Monday, December 12, 2011

Thanksgiving Quilt

After my success with the Halloween quilt I decide to tackle Thanksgiving. If Pierre has to climb way up there to take down the Halloween quilt he might as well put a Thanksgiving quilt in its place, right?I found Thanksgiving more challenging since there are fewer symbols, especially as I didn't want to do Pilgrims, etc. I chose a more humorous approach with turkeys poking their heads in here and there.

All is done using fusible applique and buttonhole stitch. The patterns are clipart and the lettering is a variety of fonts from WORD.

I finished it last week, just a little late for this year, LOL. Hope you like it!