Sometimes I just want to shift gears when sewing and do something relatively quick. I love a "finish". I bought this fabric at Joann's in Florida last winter because it caught my eye. I wandered around the store with the bolt for a long time with no purpose. I guess most quilters have this problem - something catches your eye that you love and you just want to buy it. It sat in my fabric stash until this passed week when alas it had a purpose.
I own Shea Henderson's book The School of Sewing. My collection of sewing books is drastically increasing but this one continues to be a favourite because it feeds my desire to learn to make things other than quilts and it speaks to me as a sewing newbie (not a quilter). I flipped to this project in her book, read through her instructions and actually used the cutting measurements only. Her pictures inspired me to make the project simple. Sometimes you just want the fabric to stand out. It also gave me another opportunity to work on my quilting technique.
|This shows the back of the place mat but also the quilting stands out.|
It's been a while but today I am linking up with Lorna at Sew Fresh Quilts. Glad to be back!