December is almost half over and I'm just writing my monthly posting. The winter weather which has arrived recently makes me want to choose a good book, get out a warm quilt, cuddle up and have a relaxed read.
Instead like many of you, Christmas preparations have taken a priority over reading and even quilting with me, although I have been working sporadically on a queen-size quilt. About a week ago, I decided to take a break from the large project and do something small and "Christmassy". My scrap box had a pile of cut half-square-triangle pieces in Christmas fabrics and knowing that time was limited I decided to make some hot mats, possibly to add to gifts. Working with triangles is always fun and without much effort and only four half-triangle squares per mat I was able to come up with four variations, which I quickly put together and finished with some left-over binding. I like them so much I just might keep them for myself!
Here is a photo, taken in a hurry, but you get the general idea, I hope.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all my quilting friends.