While I finished the Dresden Christmas runner in time for the holidays, the two matching placemats still need the quilting completed and binding attached. Hopefully there will be a window of time later this week to complete them and put them away for next year.
Meanwhile our almost-6-year-old granddaughter received one of the 18" dolls for Christmas, and since her birthday is coming up in a little over three weeks, we decided she needed a doll bed, bedding and a quilt for her new friend. So, while my husband works on constructing the bed, I've begun stitching the quilt. Here is the top which was my New Years Eve project -
All the fabrics came from stash and scraps. That narrow inner border was a short piece of leftover binding - just enough to slice into narrow strips and go around the blocks - I just love when that happens! There's a piece of 1980s(?) Springs Mills Strawberry Shortcake fabric that will become the back, with hopefully enough of both the bear and Strawberry fabrics left for a couple of matching pillowcases. I'll be making a mattress, pillow, the pillowcase(s) a sheet, and hopefully a pair of pajamas to complete her little ensemble. All in pinks - her favorite color.
A good beginning for the year, I think. We'll have our last family Christmas get together later today, then it will really feel like the new year has begun!