Quilter's World

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........

Happy Quilting,