Today's Show-And-Tell is again brought to you by "With Fabric & Thread" by Joanna Figueroa.
This project is from the "Dual Projects" section of the book, meaning it combines both sewing & quilting techniques.
Ok. Can I just take a second to say "Wow!"? These placemats are fabulous.
Oversized, scalloped edged, quilted, REVERSIBLE, great for featuring pretty fabrics ... just the kind of placemat that would make me drool if I saw it in the store (and then not buy because they'd cost a fortune!).
As is often the case with me, the hardest part was picking fabric for my placemats.
Let me qualify that by saying ONE of the fabrics - by Susan Branch (love her) - was a sure thing ...
I mean COME ON! If you had like 10 yds of this stuff in your stash, and it was 5 years old, and you had a reason to make placemats, and you DIDN'T use this fabric ... well, I'd be calling the quilting police to have you arrested for the crime of wasting an opportunity to use appropriately themed fabric. ;)
It was the coordinating print that gave me trouble. (Not enough yardage of this, that color doesn't work, not ready to part with that one yet ... )
Then I noticed these diagonal checks from Rosalie Quinlan's "Folkheart" line ... FOUR of them!
Since I have a family of 4, I think these colors will make for a very happy summer tablesetting.
And now can we please have a moment of silence to acknowledge the total awesomeness of these color matches?
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