Here is a set of 6 quilted place mats that I finished
last week! I am extremely satisfied with the outcome!!
Coming to this point is amazing to me. I've had
so many different ideas for this project
of which led me to spent too much time
on brainstorming, cutting out unnecessary pieces
of fabric, going back and forth to a fabric store.
At one point, this idea of quilted mats clicked me,
and I knew that I'd have to nail it.
I wanted each one of those to have a personality
that is different from others, so for each mat
I used a bias tape of a different color.
I really enjoyed hand-sewing it to the edges of
each placemat. One thing that I found and couldn't
believe was that the hand-sewing part was taking
me an hour per place mat. Oh my goodness.
I knew I am a bit slower side when it comes to
hand-sewing but didn't expect to be that slow. lol.
But I truly enjoyed each minute of it.
Some were done in the train.
Some were done while watching Dexter.
(I've been addicted to the show now!)
This project was like my way of saying
"Hey, I want to make a quilt, but I am scared!"
if you know what I mean.
I've been really inspired by beautiful
quilts popping up all over in the crafty blog world,
and I am itching to start making a quilt.
But you know how I am much more into
smaller projects like zakka items. An idea
of a big project scares me a little, but
I guess I wouldn't be able to find out
unless I gave a shot.
I'd really hate to see these placemats
go, but they will go find their new home
in Norway. I hope the recipient will
love them as much as I do..!!
Thanks for stopping by!!