Friday, 11 June 2010

Sew & Tell - Sew last minute!

I almost didn't make it - again! But I spent the morning handstitching the borders on these and here they are, my new summer placemats. They are part of a little series I've decided to make, which already included winter and spring. The pattern is from Pink Penguin, although I changed it a little by reducing the size and using patterned fabric for the center piece. I was looking for a way to make a patchwork while still giving a big spot to my fruity fabrics, and I think this works nice, although it might look a little too busy for some people, but I think that summer is the right time to go a little overboard with patterns and colours.

I have used really small flowers for the backing, some cute FQs I scored for 1$ a piece on Etsy.

P.S.: My machine quilting abilities have yet to be developped, so please don't look too closely at the supposedly parallel lines! For much better quilting techniques and great projects, head on over to Amy's blog.

Enjoy your weekend! Some great weather coming my way, looking forward to some outdoors handstitching.

14 comments:

  1. Awesome! The strawberries are so cute!

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  2. Agreed the strawberries are very cute. Unfortunately I can't do any prints with fruits on it for the boys. I could just see it now at every meal - "I WANT STRAWBERRIES!". :p

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  3. They turned out great! I love 'em.

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  4. You did a great job! Very cute fabrics, too:)

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  5. Really cheerful and pretty. Doesn't get any better than that!

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  6. lovely. Your quilting looks great!!

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  7. Personally I love them and they don't seem to busy to me at all! Great Job!!

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  8. I have got to get some of that strawberry fabric before it is gone! The placemats look great... I call that kind of sort-of-straight quilting "organic". It's meant to be that way, right?

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  9. Those are beautiful! Love your choice of fabrics!!

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  10. The strawberries are great! These are pretty place mats!

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  11. Your placemats are so cheery! Ayumi has great ideas. I like what you've done with these.

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