Monday, 13 June 2011

Colour...

I've got a work in progress to show you today.  A friend recently got married quite unexpectedly (to me and her other friends, her and the groom knew it was going to happen!).  She said she didn't want any wedding presents but requested some placemats from me.  She lives abroad so I haven't seen her yet or met her husband, but I'll be seeing them next month.

My friend is quite unconventional and does not go for anything pastel, floral or girly so I knew I had to go for some kind of rainbow design.

I purchased a Roll-Up of Kona solids in Bright and picked out some colours from the rainbow.  I laid them out on the desk whilst wondering what kind of pattern to go for - I was thinking of little squares forming a frame round a grey panel.  Once I'd laid them out, I knew that was what I wanted!  I got to work cutting and stitching, then matching some colours for some quilting - oh yes, I'm now addicted to quilting!


The little scraps are for me to take to Hobbycraft to match the remaining thread.  Because of the design I've chosen, I only had enough of those colours to do two placemats, but there is enough left over for another design and I thought that 2 of each would look quite nice, I don't always go for matchy-matchy.



A couple of pieces of graph paper and some felt tips later...  I'm going for the one on the right.


Check out these beautiful scraps!  I had to throw them away as they're only about 1/2 wide... I didn't enjoy throwing them away!  So far I've got all the pieces for the second set of mats cut out and ready to piece, but then I started working on something else...  Not only have I been bitten by the quilting bug, I've also been bitten by the WIP monster!



11 comments:

cauchy09 said...

oh, that rainbow will make a great placemat. best of luck!

BubzRugz said...

the rainbow colours look fantastic with the grey.... no stopping you now... haha
Hugz

Mindy said...

Looks great!

Sarah @ FairyFace Designs said...

Love your sketch for these, they will look fab :-) Oh - and quilting is totally addictive!

Joysze said...

Wow, what happy colors!!! :D Your friend's going to go wild.

From Scratch said...

Thanks for checking out my blog. I'm glad you liked the strawberry hat. I found the pattern at Someday Crafts. Here's the link: http://littlebirdiesecrets.blogspot.com/2011/03/raspberry-or-strawberry-free-crochet.html

Enjoy!

Sandra :) said...

1. Your placemats are going to be delish - your colours and fabrics and embellishments are lovely :)
2. WIPS rule! The more the better! ;)
3. Use the scraps of fabric to tie gifties ... tie them around your plants ... tie a piece to the buns cages for a decoration ... tie them everywhere! Then when your projects are finished and you wrap them to present them to the recipient, tie the gift package with the scraps too -- in fact - make a flower with them and embellish the package with it!

Allie said...

GORGEOUS - perfect with the grey - guess the quilt bug got you good, lol! Can't wait to see what else you've started, that nasty old WIP monster sure gets around!

H2Ogirl said...

Oh no. . the WIP monster must have gotten out of my sewing room. He lives in there and is so active and works with yarn and fabric. Next will be thread. Please send him back to me. I'll try to keep him there.

starsandsunshine.com said...

Can't wait to see the placemats you put together - the sketch looks adorable!

Beth said...

Great colours! I have the same Kona Roll waiting for me to make patchwork cushions for our living room. Beth/The Linen Catx