Wednesday, December 7, 2011

A Quick Little Project for the Holidays

I'm so excited, I got my Create & Decorate Magazine in the mail yesterday, and look what's on page 40!  It's my Baltimore Applique Tablemat ~ and it looks so cool in the magazine's photography :)

I designed it in a Folksy Baltimore Applique style, and used wool on a homespun background.  The shapes were machine appliqued, as I like to do, over a little doily, and in this picture I was previewing little accent medallions for the center ~ this is the one that won out. 

The little medallion is nice and flat, so I can still set a candle on it on my table :)   The mat has some sturdiness to it because instead of using batting, I used Timtex stiff interfacing in the center.

It makes up quick and easy ~ so it can be made to decorate for Christmas, and with the little hearts and doily it's still appropriate through Valentines Day :)

The pattern can be found in this issue of Create  & Decorate Magazine on news stands now...and how stinkin cute is that cover snowgal!  It's so adorable, I'm using the magazine as a Christmas decoration on my coffee table :)

Enjoy the day!
~ Dawn


DownHome Designs said...

Congratulations, Dawn! How exciting! Cute table mat!

Barbara J Childs said...

Congratulations Dawn. Adorable table mat.

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

The table mat is TOO cute!!! Congratulations :-)

Rita said...

It's so cute. Congratulations, Dawn!

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Oh, how I like it! Beautiful and festive!

ritainalaska said...

congrats on the mag spread! do love the mat and your use of the doily ... did you make that too?

Pat said...

What a great candle mat. Congrats on being in that magazine! You do nice work!

Karen G. said...

I bought the magazine this weekend! So excited to make it. Merry Christmas!

Dawn said...

Thanks ladies!
@Karen I'd love you see yours when you finish it :)
No, I didn't make the doily, I picked up a round shaped one from my local craft/fabric store.