A bit of a holiday theme going on at the moment. I've been going through the Christmas fabrics and scrap bins looking for some pieces that remind me of Christmas projects past. Christmas seems especially festive this year as we've had a fun time decorating our little country home (actually more of a slightly overgrown cabin) for the first time, and we will be seeing all the grandchildren this year.
I also managed to complete one quilty Christmas gift this year, and since I don't think the recipient reads my blog will show it now. Easy peasy with this great fabric purchased a few years ago. The backs of a couple of the placemats are pieced, the mats are free motion quilted in meandering leaf, wavy lines, overall flowery and the jesters hat patterns. There was just enough fabric left to make four coordinating napkins.
A slightly closer view though the color is a bit washed out:
With any luck there will be one last finish for the year - hand stitching the binding down on the Blockade quilt is proceeding slowly during the evenings, about half completed now. I may just reach my goal of having this one finished by Christmas!