Friday, January 23, 2015

placemats

A couple of weeks ago, my son and his girlfriend sent me this picture of their new dishes and asked if I would make them some placemats. Well when your kiddo asks you to make something, you jump right on it! Right?
I had been hanging onto the Quilt Talk book for a while, wanting to try some of the foundation paper pieced letters, and the placemats in the book were just what I wanted to do! I made this sample with scraps of grunge I had in my stash (Pool and Peacock are the colors)....
And I was pretty proud of myself! Lucky for me, Stitched With Love (the shop I work at) carries the full line of grunge (LOVE!) so I headed over there for supplies. Soon I had this done....
The center piece is from Art Gallery's Utopia line. 

Before long I had four done.....

Off I go to the post office today to mail them off to Phoenix. Hope they enjoy them!


8 comments:

Debbie said...

Very fun!!

Made by Mrs Jones x said...

They are so lovely. Particularly love the colours.

Material Girl said...

Perfect use of the perfect fabrics! What a cute idea! Young and modern, they will love them! Grunge is great!

Maria said...

Lucky kids, I am sure they will love them...l

Sally said...

These are so awesome! They kind of make me wish that we use placemats here at our house :)

Melissa said...

They'll definitely enjoy them - so cute & perfectly match the dishes!

Chantal said...

Very cool Ellyn! If they don't love them, send them my way! I sure do!

PunkiePie (Jen) said...

THose are awesome! I need to make myself some placemats. Sometimes buying in the store is just easier.