Flurry for breakfast...or lunch, or dinner. I made these placemats for my guild's holiday swap. A little patchwork, a liberated star and a lot of happy holidays!! I used Flurry by Kate Spain and Moda Bella Solid in Christmas Red and White.
|This corner makes me happy.|
I'm always looking for ways to improve my corners. I tried a new (to me) technique and it worked out pretty well. Instead of stopping 1/4" from your corner and ending your stitching line, you turn it 90 degrees and sew right off of the edge.
Here's a closer look at Joy from Moda (pdf).
I know it's January and Christmas is over. I'll get there. ; )
|Photo Credit: Jaye from Artquiltmaker|
very nice mats! i do love those fun stars!ReplyDelete
Awe, I love Flurry! I thought it was amazing and even won a Fat 1/8th bundle. I sewed a little with it, but still have more left....hopefully next Christmas!ReplyDelete
What is your apron made from? bliss? or something else...looks beautiful.
Look at all those sweet smiling faces. :o)ReplyDelete
What fun! Love your placemats. :o)
Pretty, pretty placemats and an awfully precise corner....ReplyDelete
Lovely! And please do spell out how you did those gorgeous corners for newbies like me... I can't really picture what you mean. Thanks in advance in case you do show us.ReplyDelete
I'm gonna need a demo of that technique! Maybe some day I'll actually get myself to a BAMQG meeting again.ReplyDelete
Oh I need to try that technique too...thanks for sharing it, BUT I LOVE your placemats! love that fabric!!!ReplyDelete
I love this project! Such a cool way to showcase such a fabulous fabric collection. I have some of Kate Spain's previous Christmas fabrics, but haven't used them. You have definitely inspired me!ReplyDelete
Super cute! I do like the flurry fabrics. I had read about turning and sewing off the edge but had not tried it yet. Good to hear that you thought it worked well. I'm getting ready to stitch down some binding so I'm glad I read this. Timing is everything!ReplyDelete
Your placemats are lovely. :-) You'll have to make some to keep for yourself now!ReplyDelete
Love the flurry placemat!! Great fabrics! I must get Christmas fabric for next year!!ReplyDelete
Love! Mini projects swaps are so fun! (your binding corners look perfect!!).ReplyDelete
Thanks Rita! : )Delete
You know I love those peppermints, Adrianne! Such a cute little project!ReplyDelete
You like peppermints?! LOL!Delete
Yup. It's a little known fact about me.Delete
Very nice! Tell me about this corner method....ReplyDelete