Sunday, July 1, 2012

Blimey - another finished project!

Yay! I finally managed to finish another project from the FQly Retreat.
This time it's a machine sewn placemat designed by Brioni Greenberg who also took the class!
The class was so much fun and where I discovered my new found love for spray starch - it's amazing what a little starch can do!
I actually managed to sew the top together at the class but then unpicked it as I had sewn the sections together in my own little way! I should have sewn it into two groups of 6 which gave me 2 half sections that could then be sewn together easily, as first time around my placemat had what looked like a little volcanic eruption in the middle where all the seams met! Not a good look!
For the layering, quilting and binding I simply followed the instructions (learnt from my first mistake!) and I love the finished placemat!
Now in case your wondering my dining room is not pink! So at the moment I have it hung in my little craft room as a mini quilt, thinking this would be a great pattern for a Christmas themed placemat!!
It's not too early to be thinking of Christmas is it!?
Linking up to Lily's Quilts: Fresh Sewing Day July

9 comments:

Celtic Thistle said...

Your placemat looks lovely. I agree totally with your new-found love for spray starch, it is a wonderful invention!

Leanne said...

The patchwork in your mini is lovely!

capitolaquilter said...

I'd love to know the best starch to use - is it from a can or mix your own? I'll be working on a bias pieced top soon and need all the help I can get. The pink is so cute and the center nice and flat!

Maria said...

Love your placemat. Such a nice change from the usual shaped ones. I also like the idea of doing a christmas theme one.

Sadie said...

Love your place mat :-) I'm a huge fan of Domestic Bliss, such wonderful colours! Not too early to think about christmas, we are over half way through the year (just) so it's all downhill from here! LOL

Sarah Ashford said...

Hi nice to meet you, found you through Fresh Sewing Day :-) I just love this little mat, so vibrant and it looks like a lot of fun to make! I've never thought to use spray starch before, I might have to give that a go. Lovely to meet you. Sarah

Emskyrooney said...

Beautiful! Came over from FAFF at Sew Many Ways! Am going to have to try starch- never have!

FarahLin said...

Hi, stopped by from Sew Many Ways. Love the placemats - such pretty colours.

Kay Pugh said...

Beautiful!!!!!