Monday, August 5, 2013

Ho Ho Ho Blog Hop~~ My Turn


I have two projects I would like to share with you:
First, these bright and fun placemats.  I had this darling panel that I had been wanting to use for quite some time. So I found a cute backing in my stash and got to work.  I was able to play with some free motion machine quilting with these placemats. I will say, it was fun!! 






I had some helpers!


Then I thought I would go in a whole new direction! I found a beautiful table runner pattern in this book.
Christmas Possibilities
by Linda Milligan and Nancy Smith. 




I took out my Mylar.



Traced the patterns and cut out the templates.

 I then used four colors of green fabric for the leaves and two colors of red fabric for the petals.




I fused them on to the background. Made some gold covered buttons for the middle of the poinsettia and red buttons for the holly berries.
Here it is!








100 comments:

  1. What a great way to use that panel - how cute and festive - love the helpers. And such a pretty table runner, too.

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  2. I love your placemats! And, what a great idea to use covered buttons for the flower centers!!

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  3. Placemats and a runner...such a busy lady! I love the characters on those placemats. My grandsons would love them! The runner is very cool, too!

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  4. Great job Jane! Love your adorable helpers :) :)

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  5. Beautiful table runner and the placemats are sew cute! Thank you for sharing.

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  6. Very cute place mats Jane, but your 2 little models are even cuter !

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  7. Great work ! Thanks for sharing ! :)

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  8. Your projects are all so cute. Thanks for sharing your creativity and being part of this blog hop.
    Have a great day
    Hugs from Sweden to you

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  9. What lovely placemats, but the table runner is my favorite. I love poinsettias, but I can only have the artificial ones in my home because my crazy cat eats them and get sick! UGH! The table runner would be perfect in my kitchen! I'll have to give that one a shot. Thanks for sharing!

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  10. I love your placemats. What a fun way of using a panel. Great idea. I adore your table runner. It looks stunning. Beautiful work!

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  11. I love both of your projects, but especially the placemats :-)

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  12. Your placemats are so cute...bet the kids love them! Your runner is exquisite...looks beautiful on your table. And your helpers are adorable!

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  13. Love the placemats! They will be a hit at Christmas time!

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  14. Your placemats are so cute! I'm betting your helpers loved them. I love poinsettias, and I love this table runner. Beautiful!

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  15. Very nice job Jane. Love your runner and your elves. Such nice helpers.

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  16. Great placemats and beautiful tablerunner, thanks for sharing!

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  17. Cute placemats & the table runner is gorgeous. Thanks for sharing.

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  18. Your placemats are wonderful! And I love the table runner... love those poinsettias!

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  19. Very, very cute placemats! Can't have enough of them, right? And the poinsettia runner is really beautiful. Thanks for showing everything (even the grandkids!)

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  20. Oh Jane, your placemats are just the cutest! And the table runner, quite elegant. Love the helpers.

    I display my glass ornaments in vintage glass pitchers, sometimes tossing a few pine cones in the mix.

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  21. I love both of your projects. Perfect placemats with that great panel. The applique runner is beautiful.

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  22. Beautiful projects! Thanks so much for sharing them!

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  23. Oh your projects are beautiful!! Very festive and pretty

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  24. Great placemats. I love the reindeer. Thanks for sharing.

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  25. Great placemats and fun too. But I really love your poinsettia....it is beautiful sure does inspire one to get started....Have a wonderful day.

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  26. Jane those placemats are just darling. The table runner is beautiful.

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  27. My grandchildren would love those placemats Jane. :) And I love the poinsettias! blessings, marlene

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  28. Thanks for sharing beautiful work

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  29. Cute placemats and beautiful runner! You can have a fun setting and a formal setting. Thanks for sharing!

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  30. Great idea for placemats!! I'll bet it's a big hit for the kids too! Thanks for sharing in the hop!

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  31. Gorgeous projects and your little helpers are adorable

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  32. That table runner is stunning. Great use of the panels, made some darn cute placemats.

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  33. Grand children make the best helpers and I bet they will love xmas dinner with such cute placemats
    Hugs

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  34. The table topper and placemats are great! You will enjoy them this Christmas! Your adorable little helpers will love them!

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  35. Your projects are beautiful and perfect for the occasion. Thanks for hoping and sharing with us.

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  36. Your placemats are so cheerful. I love them on your table. And your table runner is beautiful. Thanks for sharing your work with us.

    bevwalks at aol dot com

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  37. What fun placemats. Looks like your helpers are going to have a very Merry Christmas. Love the runner from the Possibilities book too!

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  38. Your placements are just stunning.Great idea and also your runner.Thanks for sharing!

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  39. I love you had your ornaments out and santa's helpers.

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  40. Jane, you made some pretty place mats and a runner for Christmas. And you even pulled out some Christmas ornament to set the table just right.

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  41. What great projects..Love those place mats

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  42. What a great runner and I love your placemats too!
    Thanks for sharing!

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  43. Great job!! So glad you looked at that book!! And WHERE did you get that panel? I'm the lucky one who actually get to SEE the helpers in person! yeah!!! Thanks for sharing!!

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  44. Beautiful table runner. Love how the colors pop.
    The placemats are so cute. Great way to use a panel fabric. Thanks for sharing and the book info.

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  45. they are so different in style and both so lovely and perfect! Those placemats are so cute and fun and I love the happy little touch of the polka dot binding!

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  46. Great projects! Love the placemats! I always buy cute panels and then don't know what to do with them. Placemats are a great idea! Thanks!

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  47. I'm guilty of groaning at the sound of Christmas music in October. Now, if I would put aside all my excuses, and make your table runner... instant attitude change!

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  48. Your runner is sweet and very neat looking. Probably what I would put on my table for my hubby don't like placemats. But..I do love the placemats, they are adorable.

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  49. Those mats are so fun, love the idea to brighten up the table and the runner is beautiful. I have a similar book, need to start getting ready to make mine for the season.

    Debbie

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  50. Jane your place-mats are just too cute and what a perfect way to use panels! Beautiful work on your tablerunner!

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  51. Your helpers are so cute. I love the way you used the panel. Thanks for sharing

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  52. I do love your little helpers, and that was a great use of the panel. But I have to tell you that I LOVE the pointsettia table runner! Really lovely.
    thanks for sharing.
    cheers
    maggie

    maggiemine42@gmail.com

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  53. I love your projects, Jane. The panel made adorable fun Christmas place mats. The children will have a blast with them. Your table runner is elegant. It is a beautiful runner. As always, thanks for your wonderful participation and sharing your creativity and inspiring us.

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  54. What a great place mats. Love the way you used the panel. It looks very nice. Thanks for sharing

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  55. Love your placemats and runner , what a great start on Christmas .

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  56. Great projects and I love that use of a panel!

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  57. Beautiful projects, Jane. The placemats are very colorful and cheerful. They look great on the table. I would have never thought to use a panel.And the runner-Wow! It is gorgeous. Great job.(Sometimes when I make something with Holly leaves, I use sequins for the berries.) Thank you for sharing.

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  58. Did the grands wonder if Nana had gone around the bend decorating this early for Christmas? Cute placemats and an elegant runner so you can go either way in your decorating scheme. Well done!

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  59. Where did you find the pattern for the children? Just kidding - they seemed to be having a blast! Great placemats and table runner!

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  60. Those placemats are super cute and perfect for the kids. Your runner is beautiful. Beautiful work on both.

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  61. Love your runner. The poinsettias just bloom on the white background. I like the placemats, too, and the little helpers. Very cheerful.

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  62. fun place mats and gorgeous runner. thanks for sharing

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  63. I love your projects! Thanks for sharing.

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  64. A beautiful runner - looks so lovely on the table. And the placemats - what fun they are - so festive!

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  65. Hiya!!! What great placemats---so festive and colorful. And that table topper is so elegant in its simplicity. Thanks for sharing. Merry Christmas, blessed be, hugs!!! Pam

    pamspretties57 at gmail dot com

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  66. Busy lady, place mats and a runner. Love your little helpers!

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  67. I enjoyed visiting your blog, and really like the placemats and table runner! Congrats on getting a jump on the Christmas decorating season! Hugs!

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  68. The table runner is wonderful. I love that you used buttons to embellish. Your helpers are adorable.

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  69. Beautiful table runner. Love the poinsettias.

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  70. I have several pre-printed quilts and panels I didn't know what to do with - OF COURSE!!! PLACEMATS!!! Thanks for the idea!!! Yours are great!!

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  71. Those placemats are too nice to eat off of....LOL.....and your table runner is very creative. Thank you for the tutorial.

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  72. Love the placemats and table runner. Your little helpers are too cute!!

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  73. what a holly jolly table you set.
    just perfect for those little helpers.
    thanks for sharing
    in stitches

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  74. Both projects are lovely. The placemats are very cute.

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  75. Love the placemats and the table runner is gorgeous!
    xo jan

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  76. Beautiful table mats! And your runner is gorgeous! Thanks for sharing!!

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  77. Very lovely runner. The placemats are cute and remind me of christmas postcards.

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  78. The runner and placemats are all so cool! What a fantastic way to use a panel. I will have to keep that in mind!

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  79. Great projects, Jane. I love the brightly colored placemats. Shall I come for Christmas cookies and tea/coffee? lol The table runner is wonderful - I love the addition of buttons.

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  80. Your placemats are too cute. Any kid, young or old, would enjoy eating off of them. Your table runner is beautiful. Great projects.

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  81. How festive! Love them all! :)

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  82. What cute placemats for the children at Christmas and love the table runner.

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  83. What cute placemats for the children at Christmas and love the table runner.

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  84. Such cute placemats...and the tablerunner is darling. Thanks for sharing with us.

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  85. I would love some helpers like yours! Cute placemats and beautiful poinsettia table runner!

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  86. Your table looks so sweet with those cute placemats and the runner is very pretty too.

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  87. your table will be the hit of the Holiday. Thanks for sharing and giving me ideas.

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  88. What adorable Christmas time characters for placemats! Those will be so fun to use. They're already gettin' me in the festive mood! And the table runner is a beauty! I love the mix of festive pieces for the holiday.

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  89. Your projects are beautiful! Thanks for sharing.

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  90. Love your placemats...they will certainly cheer up a Christmas meal. All your projects are great...thanks for sharing.

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