Thursday, 25 October 2012

Quilted placemats

A gift to the recent bride and groom

I had planned to post the full instructions for how to make these placemats and had even taken photos along the way.  Change of heart though for a few reasons.  One - I realised after cutting the navy and mustard fabrics that my method certainly wasn't the speediest and I could have saved myself lots of time if I had been smarter, so I'd hate to mislead all the vast number of readers of this blog (ha!).  Two - writing instructions takes effort & I just don't have any effort this morning.  Posting pictures is about all the energy I can muster.

Finished placemats, I decided to use felt in between the fabric layers rather than batting & it worked really well 

Placemats and a few double felt thickness potholder mats

Some of the quilting detail - the flowers are outlined through the top layer only, the straight lines go through all layers & form a pattern on the back of the mat)