More Christmas in July: I just finished the Holiday Gifts guilt and placemats this weekend. I found the quilt pattern at ModaBakeshop on line. I used Kona Snow fabric for the background. I really liked this pattern because the white background helped to pop the colors in the gifts. I made 2 placemats using the same pattern to use on our kitchen bar. I used embroidery floss to outline the gifts (red and green). Since there was a lot of white background, I used quilted edge to edge with wavy lines. I am going to add green and red buttons on the bows of the gifts. Here is the website for the free pattern for the quilt: http://www.unitednotions.com/fp_flurry.pdf
I used 2 of the holiday gifts to make the placemats- just added a border to get the size that I wanted.