Friday, August 28, 2009

My 1st placemats



My daughter wanted some place mats for her new apartment.
I was so busy making bedroom stuff that I barely made her things for her other rooms like valances,place mats, etc...
I have only made place mats 1 time and they are the ones pictures on the top left.
When I was learning to piece, I stayed up one night until 4 a.m. because I wanted to make some mats and this is what I came up with. For the life of me I could not repeat this process without a pattern now, but yet the 1st ones I made are from my head and not a pattern. I am regressing with age.
Anyway, the best I could do for her were the yellow ones you see in a simple checker pattern. She selected all the fabrics and they are ready for her little dinette table.

14 comments:

MARYNAN said...

You are such a good mum and I am glad your daughter appreciates all the beaut things you make for her. The placemats look just great!

Tine said...

lovely placemats -both sets :) I like the yellow placemats a lot, and I am sure your daugther will treasure them.

Pat said...

I love the yellow placemats.....she did a good job choosing fabrics!

sallyannequilter said...

The yellow placemats look so bright and cheery. Great job!

Candace said...

Both placemat sets are pretty, and the ones for your daughter are so cheerful and sunny. I'm sure her table will be charming.

JustCindy said...

Those are so pretty. Becca is very lucky to have you making all those beautiful things for her.

Kaye said...

The placemats are very nice, especially first time mats. I make them a lot as gifts. Fir a pattern I traced a store bought one on freezer paper and use that over and over. I like the 9 block idea in the center, may try that next. I live near Pat C and feel like I know you as I read your comments on her blog just about every day, so Hello to you, Happy Quilting

Carrie P. said...

I love those yellow placements. Very bright and cheery.

Micki said...

The placemats are so nice. The fabrics that you chose are wonderful!
Micki

Julia said...

Lovely placemats..
Great job!
Julia ♥

Jean said...

These are adorable!!! I like them.

aubirdwoman said...

its so nice when the offspring appreciate ones sewing isn't it.
love the placemats.

Barb said...

Those are wonderful!!! I know you are just having a fun time doing all this stuff for your daughter....

Niki :-) said...

those are nice placemats! great job! *niki*