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Let’s Bee Social #33

Posted on: August 13th, 2014 by Lorna McMahon

Last week, I showed off some new Christmas fabric and mentioned my intentions to start on a Christmas tree skirt.  I did indeed work on a tree skirt, (no pictures yet) but had more than enough fabric with those half yard cuts, so I also used my Boxes-N-Bows design to make six cute Christmas place mats.

To add to the width of the Boxes-N-Bows blocks to make them wide enough for a place mat, I added to the blocks and then used my new Heat N Bond fusible web to do some fun applique.  It has been a long time since I did any applique!

I really liked the Heat N Bond webbing.  It was easy to work with… And fun!  Here is a close up of one of the red Boxes-N-Bows blocks.  Want to make your own?  Click here for the measurements!

The place mats and tree skirt are being made from these half yard cuts from last year’s collection, Holiday Frost by Jan Shade Beach for Henry Glass Fabrics.  The 2 yards of Holiday Sparkle by Nina Seven for Wilmington Prints will be used for the backing and binding.  I love these prints!

I had some of these last year and used them to make the Holiday Sparkle throw quilt and a Modern Quilted Christmas Runner.

NOW…. What’s new with you?
LOTS OF NEW Participants each week!  Try to meet some NEW friends!
(If you are not sure what Let’s Bee Social is all about,
you can read the details here.)

Do drop in to follow along on the new quilting series.  I made an introductory post here yesterday.  Please do leave me a comment if you have any suggestions or advice you would like to offer!

Keep On Quilting On!


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33 Responses

  1. RunningHen says:

    Lovely fabs, lovely blocks! I want the measurements, but the link isn't active. Let me know when you post it, & thanks so much ahead of time.

  2. Maryse says:

    I truly love this block and I love the fabrics too! The placemats are gorgeous, so Christmassy, this will look good on your table on Christmas day. 🙂

  3. These are beautiful, Lorna!!!-Soma

  4. Gorgeous Chrissy fabric Lorna. They look great in your blocks….'it's beginning to look a lot like Christmas!' You're so organised….you've inspired me to think about what I'm going to make…

  5. Beautiful fabrics and those place-mats are wonderful Lorna!

  6. Love those reindeer leaping through the air!

  7. Such a cute design ! Love that box with bows!

  8. Your Christmas place mats are absolutely wonderful! How refreshing it is to think of Christmas during those hot summer days!

  9. Anonymous says:

    Oooh, I love those place mats! So pretty! And I can't wait to see your tree skirt. 🙂

  10. Jayne says:

    Love the placemats! I am sure the tree skirt is going to be amazing! Can't wait to see it!

  11. Cute placemats, Lorna! The addition of the applique ornaments is just right.

  12. Anonymous says:

    Just starting to think about doing some holiday sewing. Love the fabrics you are using. Very pretty. Wondering how you will quilt the placemats? What is your plan?

  13. Nice! I love those prints. Thanks for the link up!

  14. Love those fabrics. How will you be stitching the placemats?

  15. AAAAHHHH!!!! Christmas!!!! Where has the year gone? Seriously fun projects you have going on! 😉

  16. Anonymous says:

    Oh yay!!! I remember seeing those fabrics and thinking they'd be great as mug rugs. These mats came out great! I love how clean and crisp they look but also cozy and Christmasy.

  17. Wendi says:

    Beautiful Christmas fabric!

  18. Vera says:

    These are sew pretty!

  19. Rosa says:

    This is going to be beautiful.Great design!

  20. Jana Machado says:

    Oh these boxes are just too cute! Thank you for sharing the link with the measurements. I can't stop thinking I should make them too!

  21. Kris says:

    Oh Lorna, those are so festive!!!!

  22. Ann says:

    You've made such cute placemats! Darling idea and fabric.

  23. CeLynn says:

    Love your new place mats Lorna! Might have to give your block a try too.

  24. Cindy says:

    Really like the addition of the ornaments with the packages. Nicely done!

  25. margaret says:

    this is a lovely range of Christmas fabric and popped over to see what you created last year, love the table runner and will check out the flanged binding

  26. Vickie says:

    Very cute fabrics and place mats. The addition of ornaments is super.

  27. Lorna I love your cute little presents. These would be great for birthdays too done in other bright fabrics.

  28. Your placemats are adorable, Lorna. It's a really cute block, and your fabric choices are perfect as \”wrapping paper.\” Very cute — and Christmas will be here before we know it!!

  29. inchworming says:

    Very adorable !!!!!

  30. Becca says:

    Your blocks look great! What a great way to dress up the table during the holiday season. You said throw quilt! I may have a way to use up some of those Christmas prints! Thanks for the inspiration.

  31. Georgi says:

    Your placemats are going to be so cute! I used Heat and Bond for the first time when I did some mug rugs recently ~ loved it!

  32. dq says:

    I love what you have done with those yummy red and grey Christmas fabrics.