It’s a Mini Quilt Along – Criss Cross Applesauce

Is anyone feel as crazy as I do in December? Between getting other people’s Christmas quilts quilted and my Christmas sewing done, and helping children with Christmas presents, I don’t know what time of day it is half of the time. I think it’s getting worse too.
First, my apologies to all the winners who haven’t received prizes. That is next on the list. I have a stack of charm packs that are begging me to be sent on to a new owner.
This week, I played with Criss Cross Applesauce. My kids learned in school how to sit criss cross applesauce. When I was a kid, we sat indian style. I guess somehow it has evolved. I thought it was a fun name for the little quilt that reminded me of sitting cross-legged.
This is a flannel charm pack by Holly Taylor for Moda called Christmas Spirit. Instead of making the entire quilt, I put four blocks together. I also played with the layout. Here is a diagonal layout.
Here is a circular layout.

I can’t decide which I like better. These measure about 8 inches. I was thinking about how to turn them into Christmas gifts. I really liked the circular layout to put under a candle. Are they called candle mats?
My ideas were a potholder, mug rug, or candle mat. I would love to hear any other ideas. What do you think?!?


  1. Jovita
    December 4, 2012 at 7:32 pm

    I like the last one with circular line best too …

  2. Sheila
    December 4, 2012 at 8:59 pm

    I like all of them. I’m guessing the next pattern in the mini quilt along is Criss Cross Applesauce.

  3. Marion McClellan
    December 5, 2012 at 4:42 am

    They would be perfect as a personal foot quilt. ..or a ferret quilt. I haven’t had a diet pepsi for way too long 😉 xoxo

  4. Lisa C
    December 5, 2012 at 2:35 pm

    I like the circular layout. I use my mug rugs as candle rugs all the time. I like that idea. Merry Christmas and thanks for blogging.

  5. Sherryl
    December 5, 2012 at 5:49 pm

    It would also make an adorable bib for an apron – and a “skirt” and ties and you’re good to go. (I like the circular layout best as well)

  6. Terry@ a quilting blog
    December 6, 2012 at 4:17 am

    I’d add borders and then use them for the front of pillow covers. Thanks for sharing!

  7. Barb N
    December 8, 2012 at 12:39 am

    I like the circular pattern. And, you can’t have too many snack mats – great to leave out for Santa on Christmas Eve!

  8. Carin
    December 9, 2012 at 5:06 pm

    Both are great but the first I love something better.

  9. Altax
    December 11, 2012 at 10:18 am

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