Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Placemat swap is over- again!

The placemat quilt swap is over, again. This time, my partner was Julie and she made me TWO fabulous placemats and a set of matching coasters! They are just wonderful and so colorful. We decided to both make wonky, liberated placemats out of Kaffe Fassett fabrics.

Here are the two she sent me- I wasn't expecting two, that was a shocker! How generous of her!

And this is the back of them-

I'm really pleased with these, they suit our kitchen/dining area just beautifully! Thanks so much to Julie! I love 'em!

And this in the ONE I sent her- I feel like a cheapskate! I did send her 2 fat quarters of KF fabric, I hope that counts for a little something! This is the front-

And this is the back- the leaves are the label and they snap off so when you lay it on the table with the other side up, there won't be 2 lumpy spots. The funky birds are taken from an image I found online.
Edit- I was just informed that the bird image is from the work of http://mrsmoenpatterns.blogspot.com/2010/02/funky-fowl-pattern.html 

I need to go check her stuff out, I like her quirky style!

The solid color is a shot cotton and it's soooo pretty! Made by weaving hot pink and turquoise threads together, it changes color and it's just too cool.

I had fun making this, and making it reversible MAYBE makes up for it not being 2 placemats. That sneaky Julie! lol Another successful swap, yay!


Susan R said...

Wow! I love both of these! Kaffe Fassett is one of my favorites! His colors and designs are beautiful. Julie did a fabulous job and the coasters are so coo! And I love your placemat. How did you decide which side was the "up" side? Both sides are winners! Your creativity and quilting skills are unbelievable (as always.)

Congratulations Susan, you made someone very happy and you also have another treasure to display!

WendyLou said...

Those funky birds are fantastic! Creative as usual ...

Cris A said...

These are so fun!

Silvia LGD (Little Green Doll) said...

Beautiful placemats!! I love all of them!