Thursday, 27 September 2012

Meet Me at the Comfort Cafe...


Here is another little project I have been working on, some Comfort Cafe quilted placemats....because I love, love the fabric (which is by Stampin' Up!) and wanted to have some of it around the house!
Isn't it pretty?

These are my quilted placemats, I've made two so far (the hand stitching of the binding on the underside took a while)...

I think I have enough fabric leftover for a small, matching table runner too (I bought three packets of the fabric), so that'll be the next project.

I was scared of the mitred corners (it's been a looong time since I did Textiles and Design in high school, where I first learned how) but I used a super simple tutorial by Heather Bailey for continuous quilt binding, and after that it was a piece of cake! Thanks Heather.

Now it's about time I went and ate those tempura prawn sushi rolls. Yummy!



Blogged to: Hard Rock Cafe - Carole King, Rozanne - The Police, Bitter Sweet Symphony - The Verve and Bad Romance - Lady Gaga.

10 comments:

Paula said...

Sam, these placemats are gorgeous! I love the free motion zigzag on the finished product. Binding can be a pain, but I found this really simple video that shows how to machine bind. It is so easy and I have done this myself, and I don't sew much more than a straight line! Have a look: http://pinterest.com/pin/231372499576767354/

Karen said...

ABSOLUTELY LOVELY!! You are a woman of many talents Sam:)

Luv K

KimB said...

These are gorgeous Sam! Love all the subtle stitching detail. You have been busy!! x

Asha said...

Gorgeous fabric! And those placemats are just fab. So so pretty, Sam. And let me tell you, I was not distracted by the sushi rolls!

TLady said...

Your placemats are GORGEOUS!!!!!!!!! WONDERFUL WORK!!!!!!!!!!

THANK YOU for coming over to visit! LOOOOOVE your "ZOWIE BATMAN!" LOL! You gave me a chuckle! :)

Jocelyn aka JoBear2 said...

Wow Sam - these are GORGEOUS!! You clever thing you!! I didn't know SU made material - uh oh - I think my stash might get BIGGER lol!!

Sandy said...

Fab placemats you have there so clever like that random stitching across it really adds dimension to it. I really like the dot painting below too my fave colors. Sandy :)

Patrice said...

Sam your place mats are fabulous! You are so clever.

x

Andrea L - EnchantINK said...

Fabulous project, Sam! Great colours! Mmmm ... Have never had TEMPURA prawn sushi rolls! Sounds delicious! Hugs xxx

Diane Barnes said...

You really have too much talent for one person my friend. Love the placemats. They're almost too pretty to use, but they'd definitely make for happy mealtimes (not so the sushi for me though). Hugs. D