Monday, 11 July 2016

Dragonfly Table Mats

This is the latest commission I have been working on.  A set of 4 table mats.
The brief was something with dragonflies in blues, greens and purples.

First off I had to think of a design and how I was going to work the dragonflies.   I found this little block called Buttercup.  I really like it and may have to do a quilt at a later date.
 I searched for some dragonfly fabric and found some online that was just what I wanted. Thankfully at £16 per metre I only needed a small amount!   Simple squares frame the mats nicely.
I fussy cut the dragonflies and appliqed them with Bondaweb.  Two turquoise and two purple.
Onto the frame for quilting...... using one layer Hobbs 80/20 and Glide threads.
Oh and yes I did pre-wash all the dark colours - didn't want to risk the colours running into the cream.
 All freehand quilting.

 Purple binding to finish.

All done and these will be heading to their new home in Canada.  My client is over the moon with them as they are a gift for her Mum.
Next up, I am working on my quilt group's quilt.  It was made by all of us and I am doing the quilting.  It will be entered into the Scottish Quilt Championships and it is our way of supporting  our local show.
Here is a wee sneaky peek

I have almost finished that and next up I have some lovely customer quilts to do, including 4 linen cushion covers.  I have free reign to do as I wish on all of them.   I cannot wait to get started!!!

Thanks for visiting my blog today. until the next time, happy sewing.........


Jill said...

Your work is beautiful. Such a simple placemat, taken to a new level with your quilting. These are frame-worthy-you would have to be a very special guest before I let you place dinner on top of these! Thank you for inspiring!

tickled cobweb said...

Really nice, it's nice to see the process. Maree

Allison said...

Beautifully combined fabrics+patchwork+quilting ☺

Ali Honey said...

Lovely quilting on beautiful coloured fabrics.

Joy from Days Filled With Joy said...

They are just gorgeous, love the patchwork design and the quilting just complements it beautifully!xxx

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