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Thursday, March 3, 2011

MAKE COLORFUL PLACE MATS!

 Next month the Mug Rug Club will graduate from making mug rugs to something larger: Place mats. This place mat is from the book Quilt Fiesta by Cheryl Linch.   Sew Cal Gal blogged about it yesterday. The book is avilable for purchase at the Attic Window Quilt Shop. This place mat gives you the opportunity to try prairie points, appliqué, and free motion quilting without tackling a huge project. This colorful place mat makes me think of spring, vacation, Mexico.


This bright place mat is made from scraps.  The creator can practice appliquéing circles, quilting, binding.  This design can be changed to meet your likes/dislikes, i.e., less circles, more circles, replace circles with hearts.  You are the creator.
This place mat will give you the opportunity to use up those orphan blocks. In a previous post, I used half of this orphan block for a mug rug. Above, I used the other half. What fun to use orphan blocks in your own unique way.

The Attic Window Quilt Shop Mug Rug Club starts next week (three monthly sessions). Join us in learning new techniques and make fun small projects. Check out the class calendar on the sidebar or call the shop for further details and to register.

The Noble Wife has a darling free stitchery pattern. Check it out.


Stay Positive!
Caroll

11 comments:

Mama Pea said...

Oh, me oh my. Those are SOOO cute! I am not sure I can do it just because we are interviewing two more people starting next week. It might just put me over the edge. But I want to so bad! Will you be doing it again in the future?

Micki said...

Love them all...It is a great way to practice techniques and get it all done quickly!
Micki

Allie said...

Those are just too darling - my favorite is the top one, love the prairie points, very unusual!

Loralynn said...

Love them! Especially the first one!

Shayla Sharp said...

These are too pretty to put plates over! I'm going to go check out that book!

P. said...

Oh, how fun! They're all so bright and beautiful!

greelyrita said...

You know, there's not a good reason that placemats should all be identical. This is a super idea. Whoop! Whoop!

Susan said...

I love your placemats!!! The last one is super cute - love it.

Sarah Craig said...

Such pretty placemats! What a wonderful way to bring spring in!!

WonderlandShoppe said...

These are all so beautiful!!!

sewinglady said...

Looks fun! Love the placemats!

Quilting Teachers at the shop.

Quilting Teachers at the shop.
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Quilts For Wheels
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