Hi Quilting Friends!
Welcome to Day 6 of our “12 Days of Christmas” series! We hope that you’re enjoying the projects that we’ve shown so far.
Today’s featured pattern is the “Ugly Sweater Contest Owl”. Owl’s sweater features a colorful string of Christmas lights. Do you think that he has a chance to win this year’s contest? I will wait to decide until I’ve seen all of the contestants.
I decided to use the owl applique block that I made to sew up a colorful Christmas placemat. I started with my 7″ by 7″ square applique block, and then I added strips of Christmas print fabric on the top and bottom of the block to make it large enough for a placemat. I cut 12 of my 5″ charm squares in half, and then sewed them together again to make two strips with 6 pieces each. (I saved the rest of the charm square pieces for a second place mat, which you’ll be seeing soon!) I inserted some red jumbo rick rack into the seam between the center panel and the pieced strip to match my tea cozy.
I kept the quilting on this project very simple, outline stitching just inside the seams around each of the sections of fabric. I used a narrow red binding to finish the edges of the placemat. The back of the place mat features a pretty Christmas print, so it is reversible.
Giveaway time! If you’d like to win a free “Ugly Sweater Contest Owl” pattern, use the Rafflecopter Link and complete the task for entry into the giveaway. The giveaway will be open for entries until midnight on December 6. We’ll notify the winner via email on December 8. Good luck!
In love with the owl? You can purchase the pattern right here or browse the whole collection in Ms P’s Pattern Shop!
Please come back again tomorrow for Day 7, when Susan shares another fun Christmas project.