Monday, September 29, 2014

A confession.....

I showed you a post on the spotty gifts I made for Barb....

Now I have a confession... these were not my first attempt at doing her something.....

I made these first....


Big circle placemats made from dotty fabrics.... 


... and quilted very thoroughly....


... they were even backed with spotty fabric....


I had just finished them when I saw Shez's post here about a swap she did with Barb!!!!  She made exactly the same things using some of Rosalie Quinlans pretty fabrics....  so that's when I had to think quick smart about making something else......  

These mats were made using a tutorial found HERE .. and are about 14" diameter

for the quilting I marked big circles ...


... using my favourite quilting marking tools.....


I needed some new mats so they will still be used!

Righto, Gotta Go.... I thought it would be fun to make some dolls clothes


... and a frilly dress for a young princess....


madness..... total madness!

26 comments:

Christine M said...

Obviously great minds think alike! Your placemats look great Fiona. I'm sure you'll find a use for them.

Jennifer said...

What a fun idea for placemats! They would be very cheerful for visiting grands, perhaps? Doll's clothes and frilly dresses are a wee bit fiddly, aren't they.

Michelle Ridgway said...

You definitely did double duty on the spots. Now you have a lovely new set of pretty place mats for you. Looking forward to seeing the Princess dress...when did I give you my measurements???? Lol!

Terry said...

Your placemats look wonderful! :0)

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

Love those p lacemats...your quilting is lovely as always Fiona!

marina said...

your gorgeous place mats won't go astray, the quilting looks wonderful and the finish is perfect.
A princess dress...is there a ball somewhere to go to?

Chantal said...

The place mats are so lovely, all dotty and colourful. Everytime you will use them you will think of Barb. What are friends for? LOL

Anonymous said...

Good morning Fiona ,lol ,yep we are twins,great minds think alike,have fun with the dolls clothes,lol,wait till you have to do Barbie doll ones,enjoy your day my friend.xx

Jeanette said...

Love those placemats. Hugs, xx

Susan said...

Your spotty placemats look great. I can think of some other uses for them too......they will certainly liven up any table. I am eternally grateful that I haven't had to make dolls clothes.......yet.

Karen said...

I have to congratulate you on your quick thinking. Coming up with an alternative is not easy, so well done.
The place mats look wonderful with all that colour and your gorgeous quilting.
The doll clothes are good fun. i always end up making far too many for the grandies. But they do love it.

Jane Galley said...

Love the place mats, have fun with the dolls clothes. You'll be joining Shez soon and turning out a full wardrobe of clothes

Grammasheri said...

what happy looking circle mats! I love to see your projects, though I don't comment very often.

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Great idea you are amazing.....

Bev C said...

Hello Fiona,

Great minds think alike, I am sure the mats will get used by your little princess.

Happy days.
Bev.

Jindi's Cottage said...

Fun placemats...have fun with those doll clothes and frilly dress...

KERYN B said...

The quilting on the mats is just beautiful..

Dawn said...

They say great minds think alike but never mind, this way you get to keep the placemats for yourself . Very beautiful quilting

Cheryl said...

your placemats are gorgeous Fiona and I'm sure they will look very at home at your place

Elyte said...

Glad those lovely mats won't go to waste. Your quilting looks lovely moving around those mats.

Sue SA said...

Opps glad you found out about the double up before you sent them. They are so lovely I am sure they wont last long in the gift box.

Jeneta said...

Haha - I love your madness!

Christine said...

I love your bright placemats. I'm sure Barb could have used two sets! Nice quilting tools too. :D

Teresa said...

Oh wow I bet you couldn't believe that? They are gorgeous though! X

KaHolly said...

You really and truly wanted to keep them anyway, right?

Lin said...

Your placemats look great - I hope you enjoy using them. xx

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