Saturday, April 8, 2017

placemats and towels

I had a fun bridal shower to attend today for the daughter of a good friend. She had tried to make off with Mom's hand woven dish towels last time she was home, so I knew I needed to start off her gift by weaving her a set of towels of her own. Then I decided to make her a set of placemats to go with them.
My local quilt shop was selling some of the cap sets (these are the samples the sales reps bring when they are selling new fabrics) of Sweetwater's Sunday Supper line and I just loved it! I bought most of what they had, went home & started cutting 3 1/2" squares. It's really the perfect line for placemats!

I quilted a crosshatch in two colors on my Janome and I love the way they turned out
She was very happy with her gift!
And guess what? I had enough fabric for four more placemats!
And I still have some more fabric left over for another day!
This is my first finish for the second quarter of the 2017 finish-along.


Maria said...

I can see why you Bought the fabrics as there are lovely colours and the woven tea towels match perfectly... Gorgeous gifts, Lucky girl....

Debbie said...

Yay you for having a finish already! The placemats and towels are awesome - love the mix of colors in this line AND your two-color quilting!

Chantal said...

What a lovely gift. Tea towels AND placemats. You just rock! Love how you made some for yourself too. Pretty fabrics.

Sally said...

I love this gift! I really like to make homemade gifts for showers, too! The colors in the placemats are great.

Ondrea said...

What a lovely gift! Love how you quilted the placemats with 2 colours. One lucky recipient.