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I love creating art. I love the Creator! And through that love, I find a little slice of heaven on earth and I give Him all the glory! It's a great adventure and I'm excited to see what's around the bend! Come join me, won't you?

Monday, December 2, 2013

in from the cold and winter's lane ~ placemats

hello~

here we go ~ lots of snow falling, with temperatures predicted at -15 below zero in our neck of the woods!!  one thing is  for sure.  it's looking alot like christmas {right now!} and there is lots of pretty snow on the ground!

and perfect ~ in that the theme of today's post is is "in from the cold!"  "so let it be written... so let it be done!" {from The Ten Commandments!} lol

i've been sewing and quilting up my favorite round placemats with christmassy fabrics!  and i've had a great time! this year, they are made from two fabric lines by moda fabrics, titled "in from the cold" {go figure!}  and "winter's lane, by kate spain, and kate and birdie paper company, respectively.

love these fabric lines!!  petite white doves, golden brown pine cones, and of course, the proverbial seasonal favorite as well: red berries.  a contemporary 'crisp' snowflake print comes to the forefront for the binding and also the backing on the green placemats, finished with white razzle dazzle thread couched into the binding's seam for that special winterish holiday touch:
i quilted them with an all-over 'feathery' style of quilting, in white magnifico 100% polyester thread.

and then onto a different color theme.  taupe! definitely not so traditional, but adorable and contemporary for sure! and i would love to coming in from the cold to a lovely christmas table set with these pretty placemats!  and the other fun part of it is that the taupe set will go great into the "after christmas" season, too.
i've finished up five each of these two colorways, and will be offering them for sale in the holiday weekend arts and crafts show this saturday and sunday {december 7th and 8th} in great falls!  come by and say hi if you're in the area!
all finished with that added sparkly touch of razzle dazzle thread, couched into the binding seam {with my wonder of a foot} ~ the bernina #39 clear embroidery foot

and a sweet little berrie n' white print for the backside:
christmas sewing!  love it!
 
hope you're in from the cold, and enjoying a soothing cup of tea this december season!
 
blessings,
xo
leslie








4 comments:

Jennifer {Studio JRU} said...

oh these are beautiful!! absolutely gorgeous, leslie! love the brown with the red! xo

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

-15 !!!! We are supposed to go back up to 80 degrees this week. Bundle up :-)

Jane Wetzel said...

well we are warming up a bit here in the next few days, but then the cold comes back...these are gorgeous and I gotta admit, I love the back print best :)

Sandy Wamble said...

Leslie, your pretty placemats are simply gorgeous! The binding is also bursting with beauty..LIKE YOU! Just love all you do, sending Florida sunshine your way and hope you have a great arts and crafts show.

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