I can finally share these photos now that Christmas has come and gone!
Four quilted place mats and four napkins went to my little sister, since I knew she had been looking for these particular colors for ages.
I had seen this free tutorial from Oh Fransson! and I knew it was the perfect project for Christmas!
Here's the links to Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, and Part 4, should you be interested to whip some up yourself! I don't usually follow patterns, but these turned out so great I may try a pattern again someday... just joking. Sort of.
I did try some loopy free-motion quilting, which was easy, quick, and afforded a nice bit of texture and interest to the place mats.
For the backing and napkin centers I used Essex Linen in Natural.
I know these are going to look fabulous in my sister's kitchen!
And now I think its darn time to do some sewing for my new home! Ok, I've already started sewing and the living room curtains are already done... but a table runner, sewing room and bedroom curtains, and lots of throw pillows are in order, just to name a few.
And I consider myself back to blogging now that our big move (plus the Holidays) is over... I've missed my quilty friends! Its good to be back :-)