Sunday, November 24, 2013

Winter Centerpiece

I finished up my mom's winter centerpiece using Winter's Lane.  I made a smaller version of this tutorial from Sara Rose Quilts.  I used a four by four center block and sized the setting triangles own appropriately.  

I cross-hatch quilted the table topper and I think it turned out great.

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Modern Maple Placemats Tutorial

My mini-tutorial is how to make Modern Maple place-mats using an existing pattern.  This can really be done for any 12 inch finished block.

I made 6 place-mats, 2 in each print. One fat quarter will make 2 maple leaves.  I also used 1-yard of background fabric for all 6 place-mats.  I purchased 1 yard of binding fabric and used a little more than 2/3 of a yard.  (I always buy up)

To make each leaf I used the following pattern you can down load from Lark Crafts. I made 6 maple leaf blocks. Out of the remaining background fabric, cut 12- 3.5" x 12.5".  For each place-mat sew 2 of the pieces on each side of the maple leaf.

The finished top should look like the following picture.

Now it is time to quilt and bind.  Here are the other two pictures.

I love the background fabric and the mini houndstooth for the binding.  My fall table is almost complete, I need to finish the table runner made of smaller maple blocks.

I finished my November goal way before the Thanksgiving due date!

Saturday, November 2, 2013

November Goal

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Since it is Fall/Thanksgiving, I am working on place-mats for my dining room table.  I have chosen the Modern Maple block as the focal point.  I would like to have these finished this weekend so they can go on my table as soon as possible.  I also want to complete a table runner in time for Thanksgiving.


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