"Not all quilty."
Translation: minimalist, modern aesthetic. I think I've got this:
And Brianne loved them, said they were perfect.
I wanted to do a very minimalist block. Considered just strips of fabric, but thought that was rather boring. Thought of the basic 4-patch and alternate one-patches. Yep. MacGyver had painted her kitchen in the summer: light grey walls, with one of them in her favourite paint colour, Opal Silk. Her table is custom-made (just beautiful) and stained in darker grey, and her floors are light grey. So, I used Kona Silver, a dark grey (Coal maybe, can't find the label, must've fallen off the hunk of fabric) and Pool. Pool is a bit bright compared to Opal Silk, but it works.
Here's a closeup, in-progress shot from Instagram that shows the sparkle of the backing fabric:
I have enough of each to make the backing for two more placemats. I faced them, turning the backing to the front. They are reversible. You can see that I kept the quilting minimalist too: three lines roughly 1/2" apart, one 1/4" etc.
Pattern: original design
Size: 12 x 18"
Fabric: Kona from stash
Backing: embossed greys from stash from JoAnn's
Batting: Hobbs Thermore
Threads: pieced on Billie, my 1947 Featherweight with Aurifil; quilted on my Bernina with Aurifil 2600
As I'm sure you know there are a ton of great deals to be had online and in stores at this time of year. Craftsy (affiliate link) has up to 70% off
bluprint (affiliate link) is the lowest price yet. They have done something for all members that has smoothed my ruffled feathers since the "US residents only" treats I missed out on: I am getting 12 free classes to keep forever. They've sent me my first three coupons (haven't chosen yet, been a tad busy) and then each quarter I will get three more coupons. That means the classes I can choose can be just-released ones, so that is a great deal. It's nice to have that extra thank you.
Connecting Threads is another great place for great deals all year, but now especially.
Tomorrow I'll be back with the linky for my DrEAMi! Drop Everything And Make it! party. Hope to see you there!
Confessions of a Fabric Addict