“Holly Days” #ST-1719 Full-sized pattern pieces to sew up two styles (Patchwork & Quick) of Holly placemats and/or a variety of table runners or table toppers. Great way to use up scraps or dig into your stash! Good beginning class project to learn piecing, machine-quilting and to make festive Holiday decorations for meals and parties! Approximate finished size: 18” x 14“.
Did You know: Holly – is commonly referenced at Christmas time, and is often referred to by the name Christ's thorn. In many Western Christian cultures, holly is a traditional Christmas decoration, used especially in wreaths.
Christians have identified a wealth of symbolism in its form. The sharpness of the leaves help to recall the crown of thorns worn by Jesus; the red berries serve as a reminder of the drops of blood that were shed for salvation. Combined with the fact that holly maintains its bright colors during the Christmas season, it naturally came to be associated with the Christian holiday.
Just for fun: In the Harry Potter novels, holly is used as the wood in Harry's wand.