Friday, December 30, 2011

Color Blocks Placemats + Napkins - a finish!

 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.  


 Fabrics used:
Heather Baily's "Pop Garden" and Kona cotton in Aqua.
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.  
Stay tuned!

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 :-)


Cherie said...


Catherine said...

What a lovely set! Just love those HB prints :-)

M-R said...

Beautful set! Congrats on the move!

Theresa said...

These placemats are gorgeous. I've been thinking of making some and couldn't find a pattern. Thank you for the wonderful tip! Happy new year.

DaMommie said...