If you have not had a chance, yet, to look at the December 2010 Quilter's World Magazine you may want to take some time to do so. This magazine has several eye-catching projects to make for the up coming holidays including placemats, a table runner, a hospitality runner, a tree skirt, a mantel scarf, a floor mat, some small decorative pieces and, of course, quilts!
Do you remember making a paper reindeer using outlines of your hands for the antlers, as a child? There is an adorable pattern (see page 52) for placemats showing off this reindeer! They are really cute.
There a couple of paper piecing projects. I really like the package with a ribbon and bow (page 26). The package and the pineapple design would both be a great way to use up some of the scraps I've been saving.
I don't have a fireplace in my house, but if you do, you'll want to check out the pattern for the mantel scarf on page 19. What a neat way to help decorate for the holidays.
I have always had a soft spot for the tumbler block. The tumbler die is one of the first dies I got for my Accuquilt machine so when I saw "Triplets" (a table runner and placemats made using the tumbler block) I decided I have to make them. I want to find some festive fabrics and think I may quilt them with a metallic gold thread.
So many new ideas........