First Christmas Gift Reveal!


I'm not just the hugest fan of Christmas.  Somehow, the idea in my head of how the season should be, and how it really is, just gets me down a bit...   BUT, the one thing I love about Christmas is making gifts.  (which of course just adds to the sTreSs)

So, my mom had mentioned awhile back that she'd like a few placemats.  If anyone ever mentions something they'd like me to make, it immediately gets stored away in my brain, in a little file called "Things I Need/Want to Make for ______"  So if you secretly roll your eyes at homemade gifts and sewn stuff, just don't mention anything, and you'll probably get a gift card or some pretties from the store.  And if you've hinted about something you'd like me to make, and you haven't received it yet, don't worry, it's still on my list.  Unless I've forgotten, which happens verrrry rarely ;)

Getting back on topic here, my mom mentioned placemats:  and here they are.


All seven of them, which seems odd I know.  But that's where I ran out of time.  I think I might make a few more sometime, since these were rather fun to build.

I don't always know what my mom will like,  but I know that she LOVES dolls.  So I bought a fat quarter of Babushka doll fabric, and used it as color inspiration.  I also put a bit of this fabric into each placemat.

And since I hate getting bored, I decided to make each placemat different,  so here's where we get a bunch of photos.








And yes, our Christmas was a bit early, I gave them to her yesterday.  So I'm not spoiling any surprises.


I had so much fun making these.  The end.

20 comments:

  1. Love em! I like that you did each one differently - including he quilting. That way, it's like 7 (maybe more later) works of art on display at the table!

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  2. I love them! The 1st, 4th and 5th are my favs. How fun to make them all different styles.

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  3. Awesome! I love those little babushka's or whatever they are...

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  4. What a nice gift, I would love to get them from a loved one!
    Merry Christmas!

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  5. Wow. These are amazing! I'm sure your mother is completely thrilled with them!

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  6. GASP!!!! I love these. OMG. I don't even want placemats, but I want these! Your FMQ is quite inspiring. love, love, love!!!

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  7. Those are awesome! If I was your mom I'd flip out.

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  8. I love each and every one of these!

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  9. These are superb! I can't get enough of looking at them....

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  10. These are all so gorgeous. I love them all.

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  11. Oh wow, oh wow! These are so unique and FUN!

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  12. These are great. . I bet you learned a TON. This is a great idea to get those skills a flowing.

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  13. Those are amazing! I love the single star one, and the dresden... how clever to offset it like that!

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  14. I love these, they are so sweet and adorable! I just love babushkas!

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  15. These are absolutely beautiful! I love the way you cut the fabric so that the dolls are the focal point. I am new to quilting and would love to try a similar project. Did you machine quilt these? Is that difficult to do?

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  16. WOW they are beautiful! I love everyone.

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  17. what size did you make these?!?!? I really want to make some now!

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  18. Hi, I just saw these on Pinterest. They're lovely! I love how you used the doll fabric in each one. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  19. I saw the rolled up placemats on your Flickr and the swirly stitching reminded me of Kyrgyz felt rugs called shyrdaks http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shyrdak very cool!

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