Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Holiday Treat Just for You!

Here's a little treat to inspire you as you prepare your homes for the Holidays. Enjoy!

This fabric was the inspiration for the table I decorated for our Holiday Dinner at Church last night. There were 7 tables and a hostess for each table. Each hostess was asked to bring all the necessary plates, utensils, napkins, cups, and any decorations you wanted to decorate your table with.

I decided to go with a more whimsical theme with bright and happy colors. I made 2 table runners, one 25" fabric square with rick rack sewn on the edge, 8 place cards, 8 napkin rings, and 8 glass covers (similar to the coffee cup holders I've seen here on Anyone Can Quilt Blog). They were like making 8 mini quilts with quilting, binding and everything.

I've included several pictures along with pictures of the other 6 tables. Enjoy!

A view of the whole table.

Another View.

This is the mini quilt I made for my red glasses. In case you're interested you'll need thirty 1 1/2" squares. There are 3 rows of 10 blocks. The binding is cut @ 2 1/2" and sewn using a generous 1/4" seam. This will give you extra binding on the back that will be sewn down when you stitch in the ditch on the front of the quilt. I didn't take the time to hand bind. Oh yes, and don't forget the mini red jingle bells. I used a small clear elastic around the two jingle bells. If you click on the picture above you should be able to see the elastic.

Here is the matching napkin ring. The center fabric is cut @ 1 1/4" and the back is cut @ 2 1/2" then sew the larger piece to the small piece and this will create a tube. Turn, Center and Press. Now quilt the edge of the binding with a straight stitch (in the ditch) and down the center with a wavy stitch.

My Bright and Happy place setting.

I added the Santa it's a mini "TY" beanie baby.

Special Tree Centerpiece in Memory of Paige.

I hope you enjoyed looking at these fun table settings. Maybe they'll inspire you to create your own fun Christmas Table Settings. Have a wonderful time preparing for your family Christmas Season.


erica e said...

i LOVE your bright and happy table! it is so cheery and fun! i'd love to sit and have dinner there! thanks for sharing.

Nedra said...

Your place settings are wonderful! I've never seen a "mini quilt" to go around glasses before. What a great idea.

Amanda said...

The tables are beautiful. I especially love your bright and happy tablescape. You did so much work!!! It was well worth your time.

I'm excited about my dining room table this year. Right now it's loaded down with Christmas do dads waiting to be place some where (but I don't know where, yet). I made a quilt for my dining room table. It's at my friends house being quilted. I have Christmas dishes and I bought red chargers ($6 for four chargers) last week at Walmart. I then went to Hobby Lobby and bought candle holders, candles, clear vases and white roses to use for decorations. I plan to fill the vases with cranberries and tuck in the white roses. It's all in my head right now, but I hope it will be pretty. I'm not that great at table decorating, so we'll see.

Thanks for all of the wonderful ideas!


Thimbleanna said...

HOLY COW Kim!!! You guys go all out!!!

I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE your table! I wish I'd seen it sooner. I have to set a table for next week and it's certainly not going to be THAT stunning! WOW!!!!

~D Spack~ said...

wow kim, pretty pretty pretty! we are doing that also, I didn't even sign up! I would if I could just get your stuff and rent it from you!

CJ said...

Such a CUTE table! You really DID go all out. The other ladies must have LOVED it.

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

Well yours was my favorite. There is nothing you can't do Kim. And you always do it well. I'm so happy to have you as my friend. The table and trimmings are beautiful.

another amy said...

Kim, you never cease to amaze me! I've loved perusing (sp?) your blog.

Material Mary said...

I am "wow-ed" by what a fun evening you all must of had. Your table and accessories were terrific and so innovative. Great job!!

Candace said...

What lovely tables, a treat to look at, thank you for sharing.