Thursday, October 13, 2011
I made up a set of four placemats for my cousin for a wedding gift. She just got married on the September long weekend. I had some fun fruit fabric (alliteration anyone?) and combined it with some other fabrics in my stash. I enjoyed putting in some colours that didn't match exactly, but I thought they spiced it up a bit. When I tried adding colours that were a little closer match to the fruit fabrics, it looked really dull.
I added a fun striped fabric to the back so they can be reversible. I quilted straight lines about 3/8" apart and a solid green binding was machine stitched on. Once washed up they still look great. The only thing that I am not so happy about is the way that the fabric looks like it has chevrons from the quilting. Oh well, next time will be better.