Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Quilting Book Winner and Some Quilting of My Own

The winner of the three quilting books I offered as a giveaway in my last post is:

Susan of Susan's Blog

Thanks to all of you who entered the drawing.  Susan, if you will send me your mailing address, I'll get the books off to you pronto.

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I've been able to spend a little time in my quilt room these last couple of weeks since gardening/harvesting season is winding down.

I just finished a set of four holiday place mats to replace the old, old, worn ones I made years ago.  (These old ones are so sad I didn't even use them last year.) 


These new ones are nothing complicated and didn't take long to do as they were a panel from Keepsake Quilting.  I cut them out, sandwiched and quilted them adding a binding of left over backing fabric . . . 


. . . rather than constructing them in pillowcase fashion as suggested.  


Each of the four is a little different, and I really liked the backing fabric, too.  I like these place mats so much I'm considering placing another order so I have more than four of them.

Can you believe it?  It's still September and I have holiday place mats made already.  Maybe I have more pep and energy (I've been complaining of the lack thereof) than I think.  At least for some things!

16 comments:

Susan said...

I love them! Those will definitely add a sparkle to your holidays! And congrats, Susan!!!!!

Rain said...

Those are really pretty! It's nice to get a few things done early when you have the chance! I just bought Alex part of his Christmas present, it arrives Monday and I have to try my best to hide it until December!! One thing off my list so I can focus on Thanksgiving and Halloween! :)
Congrats to Susan for the win. :)

MrsDuncanMahogany said...

Congrats to Susan!!! We have a winner! :)

Beautiful. Beautiful. Beautiful. Those mats are just perfect!!

I have started my Chrimbly shopping but my main focus now is Halloween! Well, if I am honest Halloween is always on my mind :)

Saundra said...

Love the placemats. I agree with you, you should make more of them.

Kristina said...

Those look great!

Dawn McHugh said...

love your place mats, you have made the right choice finishing with binding, gives them a nice finish.

Goatldi said...

Mama Pea very professional you are. Love the fabric especially the backing. Where did you find it? What? Oh you don't share company design secrets lol. Glad you got back on that horse again. It is always good to spend a few hour(s) in the studio . I always feel like it is a private sanctuary with mini vacations.
Ding-ding bell ringer CONGRATULATIONS SUSAN!!

Mama Pea said...

Susan - Thank you, ma'am!

Mama Pea said...

Rain - You're ahead of me in the gift getting department! That's something I always drag my feet on. Bad, Mama Pea, bad.

Mama Pea said...

MrsDM - I've been surprised to realize that so many people really, really count Halloween as a favorite holiday. I love all autumnal decorations including Halloween ones.

Mama Pea said...

Saundra - You're tempting me!! :o]

Mama Pea said...

Thanks, Kristina. I'm very happy with them.

Mama Pea said...

Dawn - Yep, I don't think I would have liked them much made in the "pillowcase" fashion.

Mama Pea said...

Goatldi - The fabrics came from Keepsake Quilting. They put out a luscious catalog and have a great website. Hard to resist a lot of what they offer!

I feel the same way as you about my "private sanctuary." I really miss it in the summer time and am kinda cranky when I don't get adequate time in there!

Susan said...

Love the placemats! I like Fall and Thanksgiving the best, just wish they lasted longer.

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