I finished and shipped a gift to my sister Ginnie (she's Bootsie to me) and her wife Astrid in the Netherlands for their summer birthdays, and since they have received them now, I can post photos. :)
Four reversible placemats and napkins. My sister Nancy gave me a stash of fabric she's been collecting, and the front and back fabrics of the placemats were from that stash. I picked out the binding trim and napkin fabrics at the quilt store. This binding is the same as for Olive's quilt (here and here). (Nancy's birthday is tomorrow, and I am trying to be patient until she can tell me what I can make for her bedroom. A wall hanging? A quilted pillow?)
|I quilted straight lines every 1"|
|I know there is a way to straighten the edges of the placemat in the photo in PhotoShop, |
but suffice to say that the placemats are straight in person.
|As for the quilting lines' imperfections,|
they witness that this is handmade. :)
My sisters tell me they love them and intend to use them every day, which makes me supremely happy. Now I am almost with them at their table. One day, I hope Don and I can join them for real.
I also sewed a mug mat for my Etsy shop. The cat and bird linen and some of the other remnants were part of Henry's quilt.
I do believe tan/brown and blue/turquoise are my favorite colors together. Anything with brown just sends me.
I am designing more mug mats today. Joy!