Sunday, 20 April 2014

Some slow stitching time

I've decided to follow Judy L with a Scrappy Challenge 2014.  The March block is a split 9 patch

and one of the ladies in the challenge did more than one block.  She did eight blocks and sew them into a simple but effective pattern.  You can see her design at Pieceful Kingdom here .   It inspired me to do some of my own.  A few posts back, I talked about a friend whose house burned a few weeks ago.  She has since moved into an unfurnished house.  Furnitures from everywhere were brought in and she, and her family, are kind of settled in. They, of course, have a dining set and I know that she always, ALWAYS have placemats on her dining table so I decided to make her some. 

Today, I will finished stitching the binding.  As I downloaded this picture I laughed as I realized what my patterns are. My intentions were to do a positive and a negative of TWO different patterns.  Oh well, let's say I've changed my plans half way through! LOL. I whipped these up pretty quickly this week and machine quilted them.  (Not the best of work; I am still learning the "how-to"). I thought maybe some colours would help them have brighter mornings. I only have two and half placemats to bind so I am confident that she will have some placemats on her table tonight. I am linking with Kathy's Slow Sunday Stitching and hope that you too will find some time to slow stitch and join us.

Until next time... SM ;^) LE .... it's a long weekend!



  1. So nice of you to make those for them. I'm sure it will put a smile on their faces every meal.

  2. I love split nine patches they are so versatile. Great idea to make placemats. I love small projects tucked in between larger ones.

  3. What a great idea! I'm sure these gifts will brighten their life and their table!

  4. love a scrap project. Thanks for the link, I checked it out too.
    LeeAnna Paylor

  5. Great Job! Hope you get the binding finished.

  6. So sweet of you to do this for your friend....she will love them!! :)

  7. Lucky friend! Fantastic placemats.

  8. hello Chantal, I just come hopping over as I love scrap quilts and hexagons. I read your older posts and now I look forward to seeing what you make.


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