Have you seen the November/December 2018 issue of Quilting Quickly magazine? It contains sew many lovely projects both for Christmas decorating and gifting. And if you’ve already planned projects to keep you sewing until Christmas Eve, there are several non-holiday designs to keep you creatively creating well into the New Year.
Two of my table runners with accompanying placemats are published in the issue!
“Jolly Holly Days” was made from the “Christmas Figs” collection by Fig Tree Quilts for Moda Fabrics. I began with a package of 5″ charm squares and added a cream background with green snowflakes. The line includes springs of holly on a red background; I chose this for an outer border. And bright green sashing adds punch to the composition. The runner was so quickly made, I added four placemats to the ensemble. I hope you’ll try this festive design.
For “Chroma Keys,” I challenged myself to make a table runner with a package of “5” charm squares plus yardage for sashing strips and binding. I chose the “Grunge Hits the Spot” line by BasicGrey for Moda Fabrics because it contains every shade of the rainbow. Grunge black really helps the colors sparkle. For the rectangles, I placed cool colors on the ends of the runner and moved to warm colors in the center of the runner. I experimented with color progression and gained advice from the magazine editor, Eileen Fowler. To add interest, I reversed the line up of the colors of the squares. A happy discovery was having enough leftover charm squares to make two placemats. “Chroma Keys” would enliven the decor of your New Year’s Eve party.
I have one copy of Quilting Quickly to give away. To be in the drawing, leave a comment describing a favorite Christmas or New Year’s party game/activity. I’ll draw the winner on Monday, 12 November.