Wednesday, 22 February 2012

Back in the saddle

Having been away from my sewing machine for too long, I needed a quick project to 'get my eye back in'. 
I found some log cabin blocks from too long ago in the cupboard. These were made with the intention of using up my fabric scraps and making a large quilt. 
I have forgone the idea of a quilt, and decided to make the blocks up as place mats - a much more realistic option!
The details if you're interested: blocks are freezer paper foundation pieced, using measurements from this tutorial from Melly & Me. Finished block size = 5 inches; finished sashing width = 1 inch; bind cut 1.5 inches; finished placemat size = 19.5 x 13.5 inches.

19 comments:

  1. Glad to see you back, hope you have had a lovely start to the year.

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  2. Your placemats are lovely! I really like the bright cheery fabrics you used :-) What a great way to use scraps!

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  3. Looks like a good bit of mojo-restoration :-)

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  4. nothing better than a quick project to start the mojo...Welcome Back... you were missed.
    Hugs Dawn x x

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  5. Welcome back! I love the red and white contrasting with the colours of the log cabins!

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  6. what a great idea and so pretty too
    love jooles x

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  7. Welcome back. Wish I was back too, lol. So how many placenmats did you make? Two? hahaha ;-)

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  8. They're beautiful Ms. Bloom! You have such a wonderful eye for color!

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  9. I love the colors in those blocks! I too am itching to get back to my machine that has sat quietly for too long. This just gives me more inspiration. :)

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  10. I think it looks fabulous! Great job...and good for you for finishing it, even if it wasn't in the "intended" way :)

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  11. Nice to see you are stitching again!
    Love the colours, you always pick such crisp combinations!

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  12. They look great. Love the red and white spot accents. I'm sure it felt great to be back at the machine again....the start of school is such a busy time. Its hard to know when the start 'ends' and when the end 'begins' LOL

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  13. Your quilts/crafts are so fantastic! It's so nice to find other quilters all around the world!
    www.quiltworld2.blogspot.com
    Yours, Ulla (from Finland)

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  14. Tienes unos trabajos y tutoriales preciosos te felicito. BESOS

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  15. Love your bibrant colours, such a simple block can be so effective.

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  16. What a beautiful placemat and a nice small project.
    Jacqueline

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