Sunday, 23 December 2012

NYB Rainbow Place Mats

It's ok - Christmas can happen: the place mats, a present for my Mum, are finished!

They don't have quite as much embroidery on them as I had planned, as I couldn't transfer the design with much success. But now they are finished and laid out together, I do like the simple running stitch. They are quite small - only 12 x 10" - but that suits my Mum's table.

The pattern for the New York Beauty Block can be found here and I used the freezer paper foundation piecing technique (great tutorial here). I have then quilted wobbly lines, added the running stitch in DMC threads to match the fabrics (which are all batiks), then finished them off with a batik back and some top stitch (which very nearly broke my sewing machine when then needle snapped!).
I love the leaves on the yellow fabric

To finish off the present, I took some of the off-cuts and stitched them together to create a "ribbon" in the loosest sense of the word, and tied a bow round them.

Now I have to wait to Tuesday to see if Mum likes them!

Edited to add - it looks like the link to the PDF is broken - try this one!

6 comments:

Ann Marie @ 16 Muddy Feet said...

They look fabulous!

Grit said...

Fantastisch !!!
Liebe Grüße Grit

Karen M said...

You created a beautiful set. Your Mom will love them. Nice finish. Merry Christmas.

Kim said...

Love those placemats, and that's a stunning NYB block. When I followed your link though, it led to a non-existent web page. Is there any chance you have the template downloaded and would be prepared to pass it on?

Jennie said...

I've updated the post with a new link to the PDF! Enjoy! (Kim - you're a no reply blogger, so I couldn't contact you directly - sorry)

Nic said...

I love these. Bet your mum did too