Wednesday, 15 May 2013

WIP Wednesday [place mats]

I'm making really good progress on the two sets of place mats this week. The set of six triangular place mats for friends who are getting married on Saturday are finished. I planned that they can be put together in the centre of a table as a hexie table centre.

I cut equilateral triangles from 3.5" strips of fabric and each place mat is made up of 25 of them. I layered up the backing and the wadding and then put on the front face down, stitched round the edge, leaving a small hole for turned, turned through, top stitched round the edge and then added some hand stitching to properly close up the gap. I then quilted 1/4" each side of every seam line using my walking foot.

All of the fabrics, including the backings are from my stash. I love Architextures....(nearly as much as Art Gallery)

The second set of place mats are more traditional - rectangular. These are for friends who got married in March, but will be at the wedding on Saturday so I'm hoping to hand them over then.

I've used four of the stars from Don't Call Me Betsy's BOM and Art Gallery fabrics.

I have now quilted the first of four. I think this is all the quilting I will do - what do you think? All opinions/suggestions gratefully received.
The colours are right in this shot but it does show the quilting I've done

These four place mats will be bound with the turquoise spot fabric.

Today was also a good post day - my goodies arrived in the Modern She Made Swap round three.

I got a fabulous sewing machine cover, and gorgeous little pincushion and needlecase, perfect for the retreats I'm going on this summer! Ginny (Fishcreekstudio on Flickr) really got me perfectly: intricate stars, low volume paired with saturated colours, quirky fabrics (and a little bit of Art Gallery!)! Heaven - thank you Ginny!
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Sara said...

Love that you are using some of the Lucky Stars BOM blocks for place mat gifts!!!

Ada Kopitopoulou said...

Beautiful place mats. I love the colours, patterns and shape.
Nice machine cover you got.

Grit said...

Fantastic place mats.
Grit from Germany

Camilla said...

I'm loving those equilateral triangles. I'm sure there are equilateral triangles in my future too!