Friday, June 28, 2019

Opal Silk Placemats OMG

This is my OMG for June, and I'm happy to say it is done, and has been for a bit. Both of these are now residing in Brianne's house, so she has a set of four. The post with the first two is here.
She put in a request before Christmas, and I delivered, but just two to be sure I had her approval. I got that approval with the first two, so the next two went onto the list of need-to-makes...


Brianne and Brady were coming to visit at the end of June so I figured I had better get her two placemats done! I made them the same as the first ones, pattern-wise, but I quilted them slightly differently.

I did double rows of straight-line quilting. There is 1/4" between the double line, and 1/2" between sets. I quilted them on my Bernina.

I'd bought these grey pieces with embossed butterflies and another with polka-dots with no real purpose a while back. They worked out perfectly for the first two placemats, and I had enough to back these next  two, one of each print again, like the first two.


Here are the backs:

When I was looking for the grey backing, I came across this 'vintage' woven that I thought would make terrific napkins. I asked Brianne if she would be interested in a set of four, and she said yes! I'm glad she's becoming so environmentally conscious.


I've been making a point to only use cloth napkins, and it feels GOOD. Brady also made a request: a case for his chopsticks and so I made him one with a Star Wars scrap from his I Spy quilt. He loved it. I forgot to take a picture. One thing I didn't get done, well two, before they left, was a straw case for Brianne's metal straw she uses for her Starbucks drinks, and Brady's football quilt, but I did get two test blocks done, and they are great! It's a great pattern by Cluck Cluck Sew. You can see them in my previous post.

Quilt Stats:
Pattern: original design
Size: 12 X 18"
Fabric: Kona cotton: Coal, Pool and Silver
Backing:embossed greys from stash from JoAnn's
Batting: Hobbs Thermore scraps
Quilted: on my Bernina
Threads: pieced on my Bernina with Mettler 50 wt cotton; quilted with Aurifil 2600

Linking up:
Elm Street Quilts
Cooking Up Quilts
Quilt Fabrication
Confessions of a Fabric Addict
TGIFF at Alycia Quilts



14 comments:

  1. I just love how popular your Beothuck Star qal is, Sandra. Maybe by next year, my skills will be up for such a journey too. Meanwhile, did I mention Rufus was my dad's name...died three years ago at 87. I enjoy all your posts very much. Lovely quilting...of course!!

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  2. These are beautiful. I have lots of cloth napkins and remember to pull them out now and then. Thanks for the reminder. I will go grab some!! We waste too much paper.

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  3. straight lines, just perfect for the place mats, and the colours, great together. and now there are four.

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  4. Okay, I have a question. Is the Hobbs Thermore all poly? I'm thinking I want to use full poly in my next set of placemats, so I'm looking for advice, particularly Hobbs brand. Those placemats are so pretty! I use cloth napkins all the time; I got tired of buying so many paper napkins and then throwing them away.

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  5. Those are very pretty! I love the colors you used!

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  6. These look great! Congrats on getting it done. I only use fabric ones too (batiks are great as they show few stains). Fun that you made a carrier for Brady's chopsticks. I have a metal straw and hadn't thought about making a carrier. Something you can wash is a good idea as it hard to get them dry before you put it back in ...or lined with vinyl. HMMM now you got me thinking.

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  7. Love those backing fabrics, especially the butterflies! Great job getting them all finished and gifted :)

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  8. Very pretty place mats. 'Love those colors and quilting.

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  9. What pretty place mats! I love that you used silk and am guessing that they are even prettier in person because of it.

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  10. Such a timely post for me, Sandra. I really, really need to make new placemats for my own table and I just keep putting it off. I seldom sew for myself and, well, I think it’s time! These are lovely, dear. When my daughter was growing up. I always used cloth napkins. And I never bought paper towels. I've gotten out of that habit of late, so I thank you for the kick in the pants to reintroduce cloth napkins to my daily life. I even had several sets of little napkin rings.....I wonder where they all ended up. Hmmmm.

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  11. Beautiful placemats! I like the straight line quilting, sometimes simple designs look the best.

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  12. Pretty! Thanks for linking up with Elm Street Quilts One Monthly Goal and congrats on your finish!

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  13. I just love that gray and turquoise color placement combination - I loved it when you posted the first two placements you made a couple months ago and now that you made a complete set - that and my straw holders are my new projects - just what I needed as I wanted a non quilt project! Thank you.

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  14. Hi Sandra! Ooh, these two placemats look just as fab as the first two. I love the quilting on them - it makes them special yet not over the top. Brianne and Brady are both lucky to have you in their life! We love to make things for our peeps, don't we?!! ~smile~ Roseanne

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