November 04, 2009

Reversible Table and Placemats

Here I have my six newly made 4-holiday placemats and table runner. My runner is short and fat to cover the buffet area, so it won’t run far, but it will do a great job over here. Four-holiday what could I possibly be talking about?  It's Reversible!

Firstly you have the fall side. I think it's plenty festive for Halloween or Thanksgiving, and then you have the heart side which I think works not only for Valentine's but for Christmas as well. Keep in mind those crazy hearts (the first crazy quilt items I've ever made) will be covered with your Christmas Dinnerware, or mine as the case may be. I think with some blue napkins you could easily use these for Independence Day as well, though here in Sunny Florida we celebrate outside.

The hearts were made from my scrap bag and contain fabrics from last year's Red Wintergraphix Quilt, as well as Jessica's PJ's and a skirt that my neighbor made. The remaining fabrics were intended to be thrown away as to much fabric had found it's way into my local charity thrift store and they were planning on throwing it out (horror of horrors!) A dear friend rescued it from our local incinerator for me. Since I didn't have any interfacing the appliqué was made with muslin instead. I only used thread that I had on hand, which meant that when I ran out of red with the last placemat all all of the table runner appliqué were sewn on with white. I think it makes an eye pleasing change.

The cornucopia I made a week or two ago and didn't know what to do with it. It's a crayon transfer method and all of those where old junkie crayons, if you decide to do the same thing, don't use washable crayons and be sure to use a paper towel to wipe the crayon tips off first, that takes off any of the color spots and prevents it from getting mixed in to your art.

This is my entry for the Scrap Contest over at Homemade Dress, what did you think? You can still join in the fun the deadline is Lunchtime Nov. 7th (considering time zones I'd go with am if I were you) take a minute to pray for Samatha's family while your over there, her family really needs them.


stitchinpenny said...

Looks like your holidays are all dedcorated.

MARIKA said...

I applied for the game very much I am excited. I hope for it yet in time
Good luck!!! For everybody !! Marika

Heather Landry said...

Good luck with your entry! You certainly do a wonderful job using scraps Liz!