My partner asked for placemats and said she liked the usual fabric designers. From the beginning, I wanted to make a double sided placemat in fun, bright colors, which is what she said she liked.
This was my first idea, but when I posted it, the general consensus was that pink in the kitchen was a no-go. I guess I was stuck on the Amy Butler fabric, though, because I just couldn't get that print out of my mind, until I made this:
|Easy Reusable Grocery Bag by Keika Lou|
Somehow, that seemed to help, and I could move on. Then I came up with this
Then I came up with this:
which I think was entirely too green, and not very exciting.
My next idea was a little better.
although I should learn not to take photos late at night because the color just doesn't do it justice. This is a beautiful robin's egg blue Kona matched with Moda's Bliss by Bonnie and Camille. This one turned out OK, and I think I will like it when I get it quilted. The appliques are from Sandi Henderson's Bits and Pieces book, which BD#1 got me a couple of weeks ago. Each placemat has a different applique.
I lightened this photo and the colors are better, but it lost a lot of the detail in the process.
For the other side, I picked Kumari Gardens by Dena Designs as my fabric inspiration. I just loved the butterflies. Somehow, the design just doesn't pop like I wanted it too, so I pulled it all apart and started over. Here was the first try:
And here is the detail:
Well, I'm a little frustrated, but as they say, it's a work in progress.