Friday, 18 November 2011

Quilted Christmas Table Mat

Here is one of my makes this month.  It is a Christmas block made from some scraps left over from taking part in the Around the World Quilting Bee last year.  I decided to make something really simple so I quilt the front onto come wadding.
I used gold embroidery thread and free machined at random all over the outer boarder of the block.
A bit of red for the seasonal touch.
I backed the mat with this lovely fabric and the colours went well with those on the front.
Finally, I added some bright red binding around the edge to neaten and to help keep the shape even.
Voila!  First make for Christmas, it will probably go one the coffee table in the living room.
Next on the sewing table is a table runner.
More on that next time.
Tomorrow we are going to the Eden Project in the evening for Children in Need.  Some of the youngsters from our school are going to be singing as part of a massive choir from around the UK.  So watch the One Show from between 7-7.30pm to hopefully catch and then I am sure it will feature here and there during the programme on BBC 1.
If you live abroad, you may be able to find it via the Internet.
Have a good weekend.


Toffeeapple said...

That looks very festive, I expect it will look good with your other decorations too.

wonderwoman said...

It looks really lovely! Xx

Carol said...

Beautiful mat, the backing fabric is such a good match.
Enjoy the Eden Project event.
Carol xx

The Garden Bell said...

Fabulous. Great job and wonderful Fabric picks

Cozy in Texas said...

I love the colors - your stitching is so neat.

Tatkis said...

Bright and beautiful table mat! Great work!


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