This free quilt block pattern makes pretty quilt blocks, but it& as easy as piecing half-square triangles! The Star Flower Quilt Block looks gorgeous made with alternating petals of colored fabric. Use similarly-colored scraps to make this pattern.
This is the Christmas Braid Table Runner from Rose Patchwork Cottage (Judy Gray). Very easy to make and you don't need to use Christmas prints, just greens, reds and creams. Pattern available from their website or shop.