I didn't pretend to enjoy this project, but it is done and now up north (with me and the girls) for imminent delivery.
The placemats are for a small round table - of which I do not possess so cannot demonstrate how they fit on such. I was given a template to work from so this shape is not my own invention. I was also given the colours that were preferred. you would think that green, blue and yellow would be easy ones to find in my stash but the particular shades required, to match the recipients china, were actually few and far between in my stash. I think I got there in the end though.
The background fabric is a natural linen, closely quilted and then the 'stripe' was appliquéd on top. Originally I planned on doing a sinuous strip of the colours but my plan failed and I fell back to the easy straight line of colour. I used some excess to requirements fabric on the back and then turned and stitched down the edges rather than attempting to bind all those curves.
Job done. Hope the recipient likes them and that they suit her round table. She is a lovely lady and it is that fact, and the other fact that my mum accepted the job on my behalf, that had me doing this commission. It's done and delivered. Time to enjoy half term.
I think they are lovely Susan - I bet the recipient will be thrilled with them!!ReplyDelete
How clever, I would never of thought of 'special' tablemats for a round table. You have done a great job xReplyDelete
I see the logic now, and they will look just right - well done for doing it with such grace!!ReplyDelete
Obligation sewing is almost never fun. You are a good daughter and the mats are both lovely and will work nicely.ReplyDelete
Well done Mrs! Now relax!ReplyDelete
It's hard to make something you don't love. Thats probably why I could never do work for other people.ReplyDelete
But- I think you did a lovely job and Im sure the recipient will be thrilled . Onwards and upwards. Enjoy your mini break!
They are lovely as a set! Well done for sticking so well to the brief! It's always harder making to others' tastes! JxoReplyDelete
Aw, bless you for hanging in there! They are lovely, you know, even if they were quilted with swears! *g*ReplyDelete
Well done, you can move onto something a bit more fun now :)ReplyDelete
Yeah! All done. Now go relax and enjoy half term :)ReplyDelete
Good deed done! Have a good week xReplyDelete
You did a great job and I get the shape now! Have a lovely bank holiday :)ReplyDelete
now I know the table is round that shape makes a lot more sense. Lucky she didn't want pink though, or they really would have looked like lips!ReplyDelete
I am sure the recipient will love these, I can see them on a round table, pretty clever really.ReplyDelete
Ah the small round table explains the shape, they look very well.ReplyDelete
Just catching up on everything, well done on the makes, good luck in BQF, glad you got rid of these in time to enjoy half term (and Charlotte's right, be glad they weren't Pepto Bismol pink ;o) )ReplyDelete
I think you've done a fantastic job given the very specific brief! I am sure she will be thrilled with them :-))ReplyDelete
I am sure that they will be enjoyed. They'll look good on a small round table - made to fit. Enjoy your visit.ReplyDelete
May not be your thing, but they'll be super on a round table! And I'm sure you learned a thing or two about design along the way. Everyone wins :)ReplyDelete
It must be a relief to have these finished!ReplyDelete
Well done! I know this was quite the thrilling journey for you ;)ReplyDelete