Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Handmade Christmas Challenge - July

2014 Christmas Handmade Pledge


I know I have been saying it each month, but now that we are into July I hope you are starting to think about those holiday projects.  Start them now so you aren't so frazzled come December - and join in the challenge.


This month's project was also my Simply Small Sewing project with A Quilting Life - a cute tablemat pattern by Sherri using 2.5" squares.  I used a charm pack of Field Notes by Blackbird Designs and cut those into 4ths so I could get four matching table mats.  I used some scrap RJR fabrics for the side sashings and binding.


And I wanted them reversable so used a Red Rooster print (2009 - yup, cleared some stash) for the back.  I think some cranberry color napkins and napkin rings will make this a nice gift set.


I was one of the month's lucky winners and got to pick from three of the wonderful Hoffman bundles (the other two go into the final give away).  I chose this lovely Christmas bundle - oh it is just sparkly!!  AND oh so pretty!  I don't want to cut into the 12 Days of Christmas fabric - would just spoil it.  So I will have to play with the complimentary pieces to make a lovely setting around that.  I did say it was sparkly right - like glittery diamond dust over it all!

You can join in any month and please go visit SewCalGal to get some Christmas project inspiration.

Sewingly Yours,
Sharon

14 comments:

  1. love your placemats. and you are right. when Christmas comes it is nice to "shop" at home for gifting. I have a Christmas box for such things. your winning fabrics are great. I see a 12 days of Christmas quilt coming. I would cut apart each and surround them with the other great fabs for a 3 x 4 quilt.

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  2. Love your table mats Sharon that's what I am making at the moment as well,and congrats on your win my friend.xx

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  3. Thanks for the reminder. This year I need to make an advent calendar for my son's family ... and as you may know, it needs to get to Oregon before the first of December.

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  4. Very nice! I like the idea of matching napkins too. Your win is pretty, I wonder if the sparkly will wash off?

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  5. That gift set will be lovely all put together; I love a simple patchwork block. Nice win, too.

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  6. Great placemats Sharon , they will make a wonderful gift . Congrats on the win , unique fabrics which I will love seeing what you make :-)

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  7. Those placemats are fabulous! You are smart to have a jump start on Christmas. It will be here before we know it.

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  8. This is such a wonderful idea!! Someday I hope to make gifts throughout the year! Be so wonderful when Christmas comes to truly feel like one of Santa's elves!

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  9. The place mats turned out beautifully. Definitely a nice gift. Does anyone in your family read your blog? Does anyone drop hints about what gifts they would like for Christmas?

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  10. Oh, I love the placemats!!

    And I've been THINKING about Christmas gifts. I just can't seem to get to working on them. :/

    The Christmas fabrics are awesome! I love them...a lot... ;)

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  11. Great idea to make the four matching placemats by cutting your charms. Wonderful gift all ready!

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  12. These are wonderful Christmas gifts and how smart of you to work ahead. I always have good intentions but somehow the days, weeks and months just fly right past me. Creative Bliss...

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  13. Oh, I do not know how I missed these. I really like them and the idea of napkins and rings would make a great gift. Congratulations on your win too.

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  14. Yeah to you for completing some gifts and for the win. Those are gorgeous fabrics.

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