Friday, July 9, 2010

Another "Early Bird" Finish

Never having much success sewing on a curve, I came across the directions for a Glorified Nine Patch in the March/April 2008 Fons & Porter's Love of Quilting magazine.

Thinking that this curve, being on a larger scale,
might not be so difficult,
I flagged it for 'someday', and that someday is now!

Alone, it makes a sweet table topper,
(or a single sad and lonely placemat),
but why stop there?

Because my daughter loves bright colors,
and I used leftover Mary Englebreit fabric,
I kept cutting and sewing! 

IF I can stay focused on this project,  it will make
a nice set of 4 colorful placemats to put under her Christmas tree.
IF I can get these 3 finished, I'd like to buy
some purple and, maybe, yellow pin dot fabric,
and make 2 more!

Believe it or not, MORE PLACEMATS is on my list
of home decor items I'd like to have
in my house!

Thanks, Judith at Creative Studio, for the inspiration
and motivation to craft my Christmas gifts early!


Anonymous said...

The red one at the top immediately made me think of a Cardinal. So pretty!

Stephanie said...

Very pretty as placements. Your daughter will be quite happy I imagine opening these on Christmas.

Di said...

Love your work. It may just inspire me. Watch this space.

Linda Reeder said...

I am so impressed by your hand quilting! Beautiful idea!

soulbrush said...

these are very very good indeed. my daughter-in-law has just learnt how to do quilting and is loving it, she says she is going to make all her xmas pressies this year.

Judith Tetley said...

Brilliant idea to turn those delightful quilt blocks into placemats Karen. I love the round effect. Well done!
Kind Regards

cat said...

Lovely quilts :)

The birds in my blog entry are a male and a young female of the species Motacilla alba or Wagtail I believe they're called in English.

Hope you have a great weekend.

Anonymous said...

I think I told you that I took a quilting class and then got too busy and now my hands don't even like to knit anymore..The people who receive your gifts are very lucky indeed...Michelle

Diane said...

Thanks so much for stopping by today....what a lovely blog you have. The quilt topper is lovely as well, and your blog header photo is wonderful.

I'll be back as I am now following your blog.

Joy McD said...

What a great idea!!!! I must make some of those placemats too!!! Thanks for sharing!

BubzRugz said...

Hello, I popped by having seen you in Judith's blog...... love your glorified nine patch blocks - they are great. I enjoyed reading through your blog too....... I'll be back I'm sure........Hugz

Solstitches said...

My goodness, those blocks are just beautiful and what a great idea for placemats.


paula, the quilter said...

I just saw this block appliqued on top of the background. Now wouldn't that ease a bit of stress about curved piecing?