Thursday, January 8, 2009

With all this gorgeous fabric around me everywhere I go and wanting a break from doing quilts I decided that placemats would just fill that "need" to be doing something yet they can be done quickly and effectively.

I really enjoyed making these placemats which I made for a friend who loves the "shabby chic" colours. She is an older lady and has a couple of friends around for morning tea - I thought the theme would be most fitting for her. These placemats were machine appliqued.

The coffee theme ones are a "housewarming" gift for a friend. I relied on the fabric to be the focus for these ones.

I could not resist the fried egg fabric when I saw it and just had to have it. I teamed it with the chicken fabric and made these placemats for my DIL. I think of them as fun placemats - which came first the chicken or the egg?

My SIL likes all things tropical and "fishy" and these placemats were a big hit with her. Because her and BIL like to eat most of their meals on their patio I used thermal lining for the back of these. They were machine appliqued.

The next set I made for my next door neighbour as a Christmas gift. She loves to spend many hours in her kitchen baking and we often having the delicious fragrances from her kitchen wafting over the fence. Again I relied on the fabric to be the focus.

The next lot of placemats were for my mother. I machine appliqued the chickens and used the chicken fabric for the borders.

This lot is waiting for an owner.

Instead of having bon bons on the Christmas table I decided to make everyone - you guessed it - a placemat. I rolled them up like a bon bon, tied them with ribbon and put a nametag on each of them. I used the cat fabric for cat lovers and the cup of kindness fabric for the others.


Lucky-1 said...

Oh they are lovely..... the chook ones are so cute.

Linda Moore said...

I'm still amazed at your patience and accuracy when machine-appliqueing. I can barely sew in a straight line let around some of these pieces like the chicken wings!

PS the fried egg placemats are my absolute favourites. :D

Tozz said...

Wow!! you certainly had a production line going with all of these. They are really lovely and look just great.