Thursday, November 23, 2017

Holiday Placemats: Another Finish

I am killing my 2017 FAL Q4 list people! I’m happy to share my holiday placemats today because they are: 
  • My first holiday finish of the season (I know – I’m crazy late!) 
  • My 4th finish off the 2017 FAL Q4 list 
  • The result of some fun experimenting 
  • Super cute! ☺ 

I say these were the result of some fun experimenting because I used my Hex N More ruler for this project and didn’t really have a plan other than wanting to play with the ruler and use up some fun holiday charm packs I had from a couple of years ago. I know I was inspired by a quilt I saw, but I cannot for the life of me, remember where or when!

The colours are so happy and really don’t scream Christmas so I think I can get away with using these all year round. What do you think?

I used beautiful red fat quarters for the backings so each placemat is different and is double-sided really. I used Kona reds for the binding (can’t remember which shades exactly though).

Each placemat is quilted with wavy horizontal lines with Aurifil Dove (#2600) in 50 wt. I love this thread – it pretty much blends in with all colours and the thread is so nice and thin, all you see is the cool texture.

They are a little big though (about 16” x 19”) – they fill up the whole table!

Quilt Stats:
  • Pattern: None 
  • Size: Each placemat is about 16” x 19” 
  • Fabrics: Cherry Christmas by Aneela Hoey for Moda 
  • Thread: Pieced and quilted with Aurifil #2600 in 50 wt 
  • Recipient: Us! 

I will be linking up at Crazy Mom Quilts for Finish It Up Friday and at Busy Hands Quilts for TGIFF.


  1. These are great! I love the fabric prints and you came down to the wire but finished just in time! Nice!

  2. Very nice! I really like the hex and more ruler!

  3. Super cute, Izzy! And I love that they're big - all the better to catch rogue crumbs ;)

  4. Great colours they look wonderful. I have a hex n more ruler I got earlier this year for a project I STILL haven't started, now you have given me ANOTHER idea. I really do need placemats though..........

  5. They look amazing! That’s such a sweet Christmas collection!

  6. Yes -- you'll definitely get away with these from November through March, at the least! The fabric is super cute, but I think my favorite part is the wavy quilting. I haven't had an opportunity to quilt like that in a while. It's simple and pretty, and I bet it was a breeze to do. Well done!

  7. These are fun! Way to go with the Q4 successes. :)

  8. Beautiful. They don't scream Christmas, so go ahead and use them year round.