Dec 24, 2018

A Very Vintage Christmas

I'm going to make a set of placemats for 
each member of our family.
I may only have time to make them for one family a year though!
I just love this Santa!!!
I machine quilted curls on his beard :)

I made the vintage ornament, which I also love!
The pocket on the right side holds utensils, a napkin and maybe a cute paper straw.

A bonus photo of me, lol!!!

I made the toy soldiers, which I call the tin soldiers.
They had a lot of pieces!

I'm partial to the ice skate, which I call the figure skate.
How I wished I had pink figure skates when I was taking lessons many years ago :)
We put skate covers on top of our skates to match our outfits.

I machine stitched a cursive "K" for Kennedy.
If I had to do it over again, I would machine quilt the skate, 
it's a pretty large surface to leave unquilted.
Then I would hand embroider a red K.

Mr. Ginger is so cute!!!
If I make him again, I would embroider his face in white so it would show up better.
I used vintage ric rac for the trim.

Dolly is very pretty!
I like her sparkly blonde hair :)

I loved receiving photos of my daughter and son in law with their placemats.

My grandchildren loved them!
Don't they match their personalities!

 They said they felt very festive with their Christmas placemats Saturday morning when they had fancy donuts and other delicous food for breakfast.

I made 9 l//2" pot holders for our gift exchange at my
Farm Girl Chicks quilt group.

I chose pretty fabric for the back :)

This book is full of awesomeness, I'll be sewing Christmas projects for many years!
I really want to make the cover quilt, but I might not get it finished for a couple of years.
I've always wanted a Christmas bed set!

Have a wonderful Christmas with your loved ones!


  1. You are amazing! Love all the Christmas cheer you are spreading around! I have yet to start on the Christmas book, but look forward to sewing from it in the new year. Merry Christmas, Cynthia!

  2. Did you get the placemat patterns from the book? I love them.