Monday, September 14, 2015

aaaaand.... Done!

patchwork Placemats

So I finished those placemats.  And although they were not actually made for my home, they really do fit in quite well, don't you think?  That must be a good sign!

patchwork Placemats

The colors and textures are right up my ally.  I love the bright, saturated tones combined with earthy, warm neutral.  All of these bitty block pieces were pulled from my scrap bins.  I work with so many one-color prints that my fabric scraps tend to be easy to recombine in new ways.

patchwork Placemats

Three out of four placemats are bound in Lightning from Doe by Carolyn Friedlander.  In fact, I used several of her fabrics in this project.  It's a reminder to me to keep investing in Friedlander fabrics.  I find they work with just about everything I want to make!  I used several from Anna Maria Horner and Denyse Schmidt too.  Yep, it's the good stuff.


The other placemat is mostly bound in Serape Dream by Rhodes.  I used that print to back the placemats as well.  Oops, meant to photograph that!

patchwork Placemats

Well, that was nice.  These were just the perfect manageable size for a little patchwork and quilting play without a long term commitment.  And best of all, it's done just in time for a special trip!  We're off to Chicago this week for miss Eleni.

Now, before I go, I hope to prep some fabrics for another quilt.  I wouldn't normally start something new right now, but my other works in progress don't travel well.  Isn't that a shame?  (wink)  Hmmm, what shall I do...



21 comments:

  1. They do look like they were made for your table so I would say that's a good sign.
    It is such a shame that you have to start a new sewing project, I guess you'll have to pick out colors and fabric again, such a shame ;) hehe

    Have a safe trip, I'm sure it will be productive for you and sweet Eleni :)

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  2. These look amazing! I love the combination of textures on the different parts. Thanks for sharing!

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  3. They are so perfect! Hope the trip goes well. xx

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  4. They look just lovely! Have a good trip to Chicago!

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  5. How pretty! Wishing you all a wonderful trip!

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  6. I would love to see a complete view of the pieced drapes you have hanging behind the table.....how unique and enticing they look!

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  7. Those are just beautiful, Rachel - isn't it nice to have a pretty finish? Your "scraps" are so pretty!

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  8. Looks amazing! And have a nice trip!

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  9. The place mats are beautiful.
    And I have always wanted to say, and now is as good a time as any, your curtains are lovely!
    Kisses to Eleni. Love to all.

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  10. Love these! I love making placemats! I'm not a huge fan of mini quilts, because they just end up on a shelf... Not a lot of wall space at our house. Soooo, I make place mats sometimes for a nice fun little project. The sense of accomplishment is a bit more instantaneous!

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  11. Wowie Rachel, these turned out beautiful.
    I love making place mats and other mats a little larger. Great to make and give away to someone you love and appreciate.
    I hope your travel trip is a smooth one, and great strides are made.
    Love to all of you

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  12. Love the place mats. Wishing you and Eleni and safe and successful trip.

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  13. ooh so perfect for Fall! I love my stitched placemats, but may just need to make another set with some linen! Have a wonderful week in Chicago with the sweet babe!

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  14. Safe Travels and much learning! Beautiful work on the placemats. I too would love to hear more about your drapes. I've long admired them in the background of your photos

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  15. Very pretty! Have a safe trip and I hope Eleni continues to progress!!!

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  16. Love those placemats. Tell me, your days are longer than 24 hours, isn't it? How can you accomplish so much?

    Have a good time in Chicago.

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  17. These a gorgeous! I've never been a huge fan of placemats/table cloths I'm more of a wipe down the table (before setting it... oh dear) sort of girl, but these... these have me rethinking that position :)

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  18. Love the placemats! Great gift idea! I also love your curtains......you have inspired me to put some of my yardsge to work on my windows😄

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  19. Those place-mats are fabulous! Have a safe trip to Chicago!

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