Lets get right to it.....The winner of yesterdays book giveaway is:
"I love those boxes! So much better than the plasticy ones that are sold in stores.
I'm a big fan of pillows, because they are much smaller, and thus much quicker!"
Congratulations to you, you will be hearing from me real soon!
I loved hearing your comments on what you make the most and just for fun, here are the results:
My favorite answer was from Dorian though....She actually admitted to making mostly quilt TOPS!! I am sure you are not the only one Dorian....I make many every year that don't become quilts until...well later!
ON WITH THE SHOW!
Today I am going to show you some more projects from the Fast & Furious Family book. I forgot to mention in yesterdays post that we are taking preorders for the book here.
Today we are going to start with Placemats.
Fresh Blooms Placemats
The Placemats can be made from Fat Quarters or Fat Eighths and are super easy to make. The simple fusible flower along with the crisp fabrics, makes them so fresh and cheery.
I used the Ruby fabric line by Bonnie & Camille for Moda.
Do you see the little table runner in the background?
I used my leftovers from the placemats to make the runner. It is called Fresh Cut Runner and can of course be made with any scraps that you have. It measures 9" x 42"
Now what if you don't have a square or rectangular table? Round Tables have often been a tough one to dress because of the shape but check these out:
I absolutely love these placemats....so much that I am actually contemplating going out and buying a round table so I can use them!
I have often been asked for a pattern for round-table placemats and for all of you that asked....here you go:)
You only need 9 fat quarters for four placemats and some binding. I used the Hometown fabric line by Sweetwater for Moda, just the grays and blues and then the red dot out of my Super fabric line for Red Rooster which worked great with it.
Playful Charms Runner
The Playful Charms Runner is one of four runners in the book. It is made from Charm squares or leftover pieces of 2-1/2" strips. It is super fun to make and the ric rac down the middle makes it so alive and playful. For this version I used the Isabelle Christmas collection from Anna Griffin for this version of the runner. The black polkadot was in my stash and just worked great with it.
This version features a fabric line from Oliver S by Moda and the brown print is from my Flair collection for Red Rooster.
That's it for today folks. I hope you are still liking what you see. Make sure to put your name in the pot to win a copy of the book by adding your comment to todays post. Here is the question of the day and it is a multiple choice (you can certainly pick more than one:)
What is your favorite way of picking fabrics for your projects?
A: I like to shop for my own fabrics and pick my own color combinations that might be different from the pattern.
B: I like to buy kits with all the fabrics already picked out because I have a hard time visualizing the final product without seeing it.
C: I like to work with precuts (Jelly Rolls, Charm packs, Layer cakes) because of the variety and time saving aspect.
D: Picking fabrics from my stash without spending a penny gives me the most satisfaction!
E: I am a split personality, all of the above will be my favorite way at some point in the week!!!
Thanks for checking in today, see you tomorrow.