Saturday, December 31, 2022

Looking Forward


I hate packing up all the Christmas stuff without anything new to take its place. The last thing to be packed up this week was the linens so I had time to get something in the works. I had this jelly roll I found on clearance at Walmart ages ago and it was just what I needed. 

It's wintery without being too Christmassy. I like the blue for January. 

I'm not a fan of sewing loooooong seams but it did make quick work of it. 

In no time I had two January placemats ready to have their binding sewn down in order to make it onto the table by New Year's Day.

The only fly in the ointment was finding a backing. I didn't have any matching yardage or anything in the stash that worked. Then I remembered I had a box labeled Winter down on the quilt kit shelves and I found this polka dot that isn't exactly what I would have liked but worked in a pinch. Next week I'll work on some matching hot pads with the leftovers. I'm already fired up about making a February set. A shopping I must go.....


  1. The dotty fabric worked out pretty well.

  2. That polkadot is perfect for the back! Love the bears - I am partial to polar bears!

  3. Now that is a really great project accomplishment! The fabrics are perfect for January-my fav color to have out for the month!

  4. I really like the placemats. I usually keep my snowmen, etc. out until February, but this year I packed it all up except my new snowflake blanket on the sofa.
    Lots of Valentine's things out at the stores right now. You should easily find fabric.
    Happy New Year!

  5. Happy New Year! I really enjoy seeing all of your fun projects. You are very creative.

  6. They are lovely! A perfect colour for January :)