Jul 272011

I finally finished all eight of my sister’s placemats!
wonky stars placemat
To recap, they’re made with fat quarters of purply Sugar Pop fabric that I bought quite a while ago. I used most of each fat quarter for the backing, and then used the scraps to make different designs on the front.
circles placemat
I finished them off with Made by Rae’s cheater binding method, which I liked very much for these placemats.
flower placemat
I realized after I had done five of them that I’d forgotten to put on my twill labels (and that the cheater binding didn’t really leave me a place to put them, anyway), but it’s okay since it’s not like my sister’s going to forget who made them. 😀
diamond placemat
The free-motion foot for my machine came in the mail today, just in time for me to try it out on the hearts on this placemat. My stitches look pretty funky, but it sure was easier using the fmq foot for these fiddly little shapes than my walking foot!
love placemat
I need to learn how to use my camera — all of these use the same Kona coal, but my pictures make some of them look different. >_< checkerboard placemat
Can’t take new pictures, though… the baby’s waking up!
hexies placemat
I had fun doing new things for these placemats — I made my first freezer paper-pieced hexies, freestyle-pieced letters for the first time, and made my first wonky stars.
zigzag placemat
I’m linking to Needle and Spatula’s July Dinner Party. Yay for being done!

Bloggers' Dinner Party

  6 Responses to “Sugar Pop placemats”

  1. These are awesome! I love the sugar pop with the Cona Coal, and all the fun designs you did are great – I especially like the hexies. Thanks so much for joining in the dinner party!

  2. I love the flower with the sun quilting! Fun placemats!

  3. Very cute! I love the mix-and-match look. My favorite is the circles… hmmm, or the flowers. They’re all great!

  4. These are gorgeous. Great fabric.

  5. These are Beautiful!!!! Very Fun!

  6. Wow! These are so beautiful! Great job, and I love Sugar Pop. 🙂

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