Friday, October 20, 2017

Valley Placemats

I love making placemats...seriously.  It's all the fun of making a larger quilt.  I get to play around with patterns, blocks, and quilting without the time commitment of something larger.

Here is the latest set of placemats I've completed.


I used a single charm pack of Valley by Sherri & Chelsi.


I've had half-square triangles on my mind, lately, and the color spread in this fabric line was just perfect for chevron.


I decided that these needed some straight-lined quilting, instead of my usual free-motion, and I'm pleased with how it made the design stand-out.


I used a lovely navy from my stash for binding.


For the backing, I found this gray fabric in my stash that had been a gift from a seasoned sewer. <3


I just love seeing the quilting from the back!


Thank you all so much for stopping by!  Have a wonderful day.

~Summer



I'm linking up today with TGIFF, Finish it up Friday,
Finished or Not Friday at Busy Hands Quilts

Confessions Of A Fabric Addict

10 comments:

  1. Great placemats! I love your fabrics and design. The quilting really sets off the design, too. Nice finish!

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  2. Hi Summer,
    Ooh, these look so nice. The will make a wonderful tablescape for you or a lucky recipient. The navy binding really makes the colors pop. ~smile~ Roseanne

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  3. HST's are so much fun to play with! And placemats are the perfect size to play with. Color, fabrics and quilting...well done!

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  4. These are so simple and cute! :)

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  5. These are very pretty! Such a great, simple, yet effective design, and the fabric choices are gorgeous! Lovely finish!

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  6. Fun placemats! I use placemats all the time on my table. But, I've made only two sets of them and given as gifts. These seem to be as much work as making a bed quilt. So, I've not made more.

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  7. They are stunning! Thanks for linking to Finished or Not Friday

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  8. What a fun finish! I like the fabrics and the simple diagonal quilting is just right!

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  9. they are just beautiful - i love the colours and the quilting really helps the pattern pop!

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  10. Very nice indeed. I like to make placemats too - both for home and also some for our caravan. And aprons - I'm a great apron maker and wearer as well.

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