Saturday, July 7, 2012

Random: Patchwork Placemats


Thank you for the sweet comments on the {dumplings}. Have you download your template and try one out?
We are getting some good rain here and the air is cooler and feels good! I was able to sit and sew again! Remember these {patchwork pieces} I made? I decided to turn them into placemats. I have much love to use up scraps even small pieces. This year, I try not to have too many w.i.p.  projects. I like to  finish them in a certain time frame. That helps to limited the ideas gone away and limited too many projects going on at the same time and that would make me feel I never accomplish anything.

I have been thinking what to give for my friend Amy's wedding gift. It is hard for me to think any. Certainly it is a different culture here compared from home. Amy's wedding is going to be the second wedding ceremony that we will be attending.  We are excited about her wedding that's coming up soon. Amy was S' kindergarten teacher, but we have been known each other long before S started school.  We are very closed to her family and miss them very much since we moved away.


I am not sure if she will like these placemats. I chose off white with light green lines to sandwich the patchwork pieces. I have the idea about summer time having a party in the prairie when I was making these placemats.

Each patchwork is different and I think they are a nice set together! I used scraps binding for it. Thanks to my flickr friends who swap some of their scraps to me.

This time I used machine binding on the placements. Somehow I like the stitching lines on the back side of the binding look. It looks like a drawing line on the binding. Now, I need to think of a way to wrap these placemats together. Do you know that I am always nervous sending my handmade gifts to people? I'll let you know what Amy thinks when I meet her in a few weeks. 


xxC

15 comments:

  1. Amy will LOVE these placements!

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    1. I hope she will!! I will share more later.. thank you!!x

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  2. Your friend will love these! I sure do! And I spy some of those pretty bits of familiar fabric!:)

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    1. Yeah! I just love these two prints you share with me! I can't get enough of these... Thank you for sharing and I will sure let you know if Amy likes them! x

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  3. Chase,
    These are gorgeous!!!! Everything you make,, I want to then make. You are so artistic.
    About how big were your little patchwork squares? My brother in law is getting married in august and these would make a great gift.
    Thanks for your awesomeness
    Have a nice cool day.
    Julie

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    1. Thank you, Julie. Each little patchwork piece is about 4"x5". Each placemat finish at 11"x16". Hope this would help you. I like my placemat bigger since we put out lots dishes during our meal time. x

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  4. Chase, I don't comment much, but want you to know I love your blog and I love your creativity! I am going to have to try to make patchwork 'fabric' like that with my scraps. It is just so unique. Your placemats are just wonderful, she will love them.

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    1. Thank you, Karen! I think you will have lots fun playing with your scraps! It comes different effect as you go! Have fun playing~ x

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  5. Chase, I can't believe how many gorgeous ideas you have for using scraps. These place mats are simply amazing, and I want to make some for myself, too. Love all your makes!!!

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    1. Thank you!! Yes!! Place mats make difference in our dining table! We love them so much!I can't wait see what you make.. It will be gorgeous I am sure! x

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  6. Hi! Only recently discovered your blog but I am addicted! Your work is gorgeous and I am in love with these placemats! So glad I stumbled across your lovely blog!

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    1. Thank you! I am glad you found this blog and enjoy it! I try my best to keep up and share with friends in blogging land~ cheers to you, x

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  7. Oh, Chase, Amy will love the placemats! How could she not love them? So charming, just like everything you make! Thanks for sharing your wonderful talents here on your blog.

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  8. Just the most lovely placemats, so colorful and fun. A great way to use scraps. I have to try these one day ; )

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  9. Chase they look great and I love your fabric choices! Another couple of things to add to my to-do list!

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