Saw a table topper that I thought was so cute and am replicating it. Is that a good word? Found that I have plenty of Christmas fabrics from Christmases past so am doing one from my stash. I have had the little trees blown up bigger and will probably do one that will almost fill the dining room table, but it is a bit cumbersome doing the buttonhole stitching on something that big with lots of twists and turns.
The little round peppermint candy deal has been taken off. I want to find some cute buttons to sew on - maybe a star?
Here it is ready to be quilted but my machine is giving me fits and my thread is breaking. That is really unusual and I will have to find the right combination. Taking a break to unfrazzle my nerves! I also have to figure out how to bind it and I am entertaining the idea of cutting it into a circle and doing some close quilting along the edge and just bind it in the background fabric. Really not wanting to fiddle with bias binding - getting lazier in my old age. I like the little piece, though, and think it will look cute with something festive in the center. (Click to enlarge)