Friday, January 11, 2013

Whoop! Whoop!

I took the final stitches in the final binding of my January place mats this morning! and still 3 weeks left of January to enjoy them.  :)

I used the Gumball Machine free applique from Fat Cat Patterns to make the bigger snow globe. The snow scene was the Challenge fabric for the Lake Country Quilt Guild.  The finished piece was due back at guild in December but I opted not to go to the meeting and focus on Christmas instead.  There was also one other friend who showed her challenge piece also.  :)  I also added the Lil Twister pinwheels from this post. I had actually started my place mats in October but sometimes, Life happens and the sewing/quilting will wait.  :)

We had a lecture on using sheers in quilting so I added a couple of layers of tulle to give the globe a little bit of a shimmer.  I like the effect but wonder on the washing?!  Time will tell, right?

I'm linking up with Sarah at Confessions of a Fabric Addict today.

Whoop! Whoop!


LynCC said...

Whoop! Whoop! :) Very fun!

Linda J said...

I love how these turned out! How very clever of you!

You might check with Pam as I think she did something similar on her winter shower curtain and I think even with glitter in there. Maybe she has not had to launder it though, like you would have to do with placemats at some point.

Come to think of it, my just washing my mats is a direct invitation to slop some soup or spaghetti sauce on it, LOL. Washed mine yesterday and then DJ spills cranberry sauce on his!