Friday, 6 April 2012

Colourful Placemats

Finally, this week I finished my placemats.  They were so badly needed  ( my old ones from Ikea lasted 9 years - not bad!) and they didn't really take me very long once I got down to it.


I designed them myself and used fabrics from my scrap stash.



I machine appliqued the apples and chilli.  Apples for my girls and me and a hot chilli for hubby becasue he loves them.

I made 31/2" string blocks for the outer borders.  Love string blocks!

I outline quilted the chilli/apples then stippled the rest all over using a multi coloured rainbow thread ( Superior King Tut's).

I stuck with a plain black binding as they are busy enough with all those different fabrics.

I also made a spare one for when my sister comes to visit - hers has a chilli on it becasue she loves hot food too.

Pretty pleased with how these turned out and when I gave them to my girls they said " these are too nice to use Mum!".   Too late the old ones are in the bin!

This week I also made a set of pinwheel blocks for a bloggy friend who is doing something secret for a friend. The theme was autumnal and they are now on their way to America.


Today I'm linking up with Dreaming in Patchwork.  Allison is this weeks hostess of TGIFF, so head on over and take a peek!

Hope you all have a lovely Easter weekend.
Rhianon.

12 comments:

Diane-crewe said...

they look great xx

Jan-Maree said...

Gorgeous place mats - so nice to male something that you can use all the time!

Jan-Maree said...

Love those pinwheels! thanks!

Debbie said...

Great placemats...love how they turned out.

Editfolt said...

this beautiful fruit mug mats!

JanetK said...

Gorgeous placemats!

Jean said...

Beautiful!

M-R said...

Beautiful, Rhianon! I love that you personalized it for your husband and that your girls are appreciative of your work too!

Allison said...

great placemats! thanks for linking up to TGIFF! :)

Hillbilly Tonya said...

Those are some of the most fun placemats I've ever seen.

Martha said...

Hi Rhianon,
Thanks for visiting my blog!!! I love your work and your blog, and these placemats are so great!!! Beautiful! I sure wish I had more time to sew and quilt, maybe when I retire from nursing!! Someday I hope to visit Scotland. Our roots go back to King James the I, so I am always telling my co-workers that I am going to go look for my tiara!!!! Have a Happy Easter and see you on the FMQ posts!! Martha

Connie said...

Wow!! What neat placemats, great job!

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