I took the final stitches in the final binding of my January place mats this morning! and still 3 weeks left of January to enjoy them. :)
I used the Gumball Machine free applique from Fat Cat Patterns to make the bigger snow globe. The snow scene was the Challenge fabric for the Lake Country Quilt Guild. The finished piece was due back at guild in December but I opted not to go to the meeting and focus on Christmas instead. There was also one other friend who showed her challenge piece also. :) I also added the Lil Twister pinwheels from this post. I had actually started my place mats in October but sometimes, Life happens and the sewing/quilting will wait. :)
We had a lecture on using sheers in quilting so I added a couple of layers of tulle to give the globe a little bit of a shimmer. I like the effect but wonder on the washing?! Time will tell, right?
I'm linking up with Sarah at Confessions of a Fabric Addict today.