Saturday, November 11, 2017

Placemats and More Counted Cross Stitch

The London Friendship Quilters Guild met this week.  Every year at this time, each member of the guild makes placemats to donate to Meals on Wheels.  The placemats are given to shut ins along with their Christmas dinner which is delivered on Christmas Day. A representative from Meals on Wheels attends our December meeting to receive the placemats.  The people who receive them each year are very grateful and pleased to have a homemade gift along with their meal.  This week, I made two placemats to donate.   I found a charm pack in my stash and used the squares to make hour glass units.

I ran out of the lighter squares so the second placemat has some solid squares in it.

I quilted both placemats on my DSM and used some solids from my stash for the binding.

On the backs, I used some Christmas fabrics, also from my stash.

Here is a close up of the quilting on one of the placemats.

Here are both placemats:

I also worked on my Counted Cross Stitch snowman picture, adding some more snow and outlining.

There is still lots more outlining to do, but progress is being made.

I hope to do some more outlining tomorrow, during slow Sunday stitching time with Kathy.


  1. So cute! I haven't even thought about Christmas sewing yet even though it looks like winter outside. I do need to get some MOW placemats made soon--thanks for the reminder! I love your header too!

  2. These placemats are great. Bright and cheery with a homemade touch for a shut-in. There will be two lucky recipients. Keep up your cross stitching on the adorable snowmen.

  3. The placemats are such a great idea! Yours are fun and festive! Makes me wonder if our local Meals on Wheels does that.

  4. Your snowpeople are coming to life!! So sweet!
    Such a great idea to make Christmas placemats...lovely!

  5. I love your placemats...such a wonderful gift to the Meals on Wheels recipients!

    The snow people are coming along ( with winter! :)

  6. Your placemats are very pretty. I didn't know that Meals on Wheels included a placemat on Christmas. Your snowmen are really coming to life.

  7. Your placemats are beautiful! I really love that color combo and the Christmas fabric on one side is a great idea. It's reversible and can be used after the holidays too. Your snowmen are really sweet too. I love the style.

  8. My table would benefit from some placemats, and what a great way to practice machine quilting. Hmmmm.....