12 Days of Christmas

12 Days of Christmas Fabric

Miss me? I hope you all are having a lovely holiday season and that you’re getting some time to put a few stitches in before the end of the year. Since passing my certification exam, it’s been busy busy here trying to decorate, send out cards, get ready for our annual entertaining, etc. I have managed to get in a small amount of stitching around all of that, but a good portion of the past couple of weeks has been spent at my sewing machine.

I ventured out to the quilt store the day after my exam with the intent to find some pretty Christmas fabric. Even as late as it was in the season, my local quilt shop actually had some of the fabric I’ve been coveting for months – Kate Spain’s 12 Days of Christmas. I could hardly believe my luck! I bought four different prints from that collection and then a pretty white on white snowflake print to mix in. Aren’t they pretty all stacked up?

I had to wait a few days before I was able to cut into the pretty, but cut into it I did.

Fabric Scraps

Every year Eric and I host an Eggnog & Dessert party for our families, and every year I wish I had some pretty holiday dessert napkins. So guess what? The first thing I did with that fabric was make some dessert napkins with it! I made twelve, so that I’d have plenty in case our party number grew. They turned out the perfect size I was looking for and brought a smile to my face every time I looked at them.

Holiday Napkins

Aren’t they fun? I also had other plans for my pretty 12 Days fabric, but I can’t show you that quite yet. You’ll have to wait a bit. But, I enjoyed my time with my sewing machine and I was thrilled to finally have some pretty napkins for our party. I have yet to post about the party itself, but I will. And the napkins made an encore appearance on Christmas Eve when we had Eric’s family over for dinner. The napkins worked perfectly for our antipasto course.

I’ll be back soon with more updates and photos from the holiday, plus a stitching update or two. But until then, I’ll leave you with this yummy thing – a chocolate cake ball covered in Ghirardelli chocolate and sprinkled with sea salt…on a pretty napkin.

Salted Chocolate Cake Ball

I am grateful for time with my friends and family and pretty twinkle lights on the tree.

21 thoughts on “12 Days of Christmas”

  1. Lovely lovely fabric and beautiful useful project you completed and so close to Christmas – enjoyed seeing what you’ve been up to. Cheers! Melody

  2. I love Kate Spain fabrics – especially this line. Napkins is one thing I’d like to make too. That way, I’ll get exactly what I want. What size did you make yours?

  3. That fabric is great and I love what you did with it. Truly adds the perfect touch to the holidays. And that piece of chocolate cake ball doesn’t look too shabby either!! :o)

  4. Super cute napkins!! Love that idea! I thought that line was so cute, but didn’t feel like making a quilt out of it. Napkins! PERFECT!! I wonder if I can find a layer cake of it! I hope you had a wonderful Christmas. :o)

  5. Love the fabric – I have some to make a table runner – did I get that done… no! The napkins are perfect. I can’t wait to see what else you have done with it.

    That chocolate thingy looks quite yummy, although I am not the chocolate fan. Oops, did I say that out loud?

  6. I LOVE those napkins Michelle, just fabulous! Did you follow a particular set of instructions or just hem the squares? I would love to make some regular ones for everyday use, yours are so pretty 🙂

  7. Oooh what a pretty touch for your dinner parties!

    That chocolate cake ball looks yummy! Did you make those yourself?

  8. Michelle, I love your napkins! They turned out so nice and that fabric is perfect – very festive! I wouldn’t mind the chocolate goodie either!

  9. What a neat idea, Michelle! I love that fabric. I saw Kate Spain has another set coming out for the holidays–called Flurry maybe? I still need to buy yardage of Fandango and want Central Park, too.

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