QUILT INFO

I used an Electric Quilt applique design and modified it slightly to make this basket block.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Wool Table Mats

I finished two wool table mats.  The first one is the "Flying High" design I shared with you a few days ago.  The pattern is free and can be found here.


This is what I used on the back of the mat to hide my stitches.  It is a cotton plaid.

The second mat is actually one of the Buttermilk Basin Sheep blankets.  I think it could be used on the sheep as the pattern shows or a table mat.  I have not made the wool sheep as of yet.  This is the January design.


And this is the fabric I used on the back.  It is a brushed cotton plaid.


If you are interested in what the blankets and sheep look like, pay a visit to Anne of Cottons 'n Wools blog and see some she and her friend made.  Here is the link.

I am off to the quilt shop to purchase a new thimble.  
Karen

18 comments:

  1. Great little mats! You are just an applique MACHINE, woman! Can't believe how many wonderful creations we are seeing on your blog in a constant flow!
    Your last comment about the quilt shop and thimble made me want to share something that happened yesterday. I was attending a demo/trunk show at a LQS and I was already in town for something else. I knew I'd get to the quilt shop early, so I brought along a little project I am hand quilting. When I opened my sewing box at the shop I realized I hadn't replaced my thimble. I thought it was okay--after all, I was in a quilt shop. I would just buy one. NOT a SINGLE thimble to be found! In a Quilt Shop!! : )

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  2. I love your backings, really nice finish. I always forget about that until I am done with the front and need to cut them out at the same time.

    Debbie

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  3. I love the way the tongues on the edges are cut as part of the top instead of adding them separately - what a clever idea!

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  4. Ooh, love that red one! So striking in a very prim. way.:)

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  5. love these prim mats :) folksy :)

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  6. La brujina esta muy guapa, bien pensado la trasera,
    hice un camino de mesa, con lana y con ovejas de Veronique Requena
    me gusto el resultado
    saludos

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  7. Absolutely wonderful! You do such nice applique - I've admired the Sheep Blankets for a few years now - you've inspired me to take that on next year!

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  8. Aren't the little mats so fun to make? I have done all 12 and it's so fun to get out a new one every month to display!

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  9. A new thimble? I would be having heart failure if I had to buy a new thimble. :) I have an old favorite that I bought years and years ago at the Houston market...I think the lady's name was TJ Lane? She fitted it to my finger and I love, love, love it. The next time I went back I bought a second one...just in case. They were pricey so I guard them with my life! blessings, marlene

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  10. They are all so cute. The witch is one of my favorites for Halloween decorating. Thank you for sharing and I look forward to your next pictures.

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  11. Que bonito, me ha encantado esa brujita.
    Un beso.

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  12. I love this green wool you used to silhouette the witch. It's my favorite shade of green and it's nice to have the tongues be part of the piece rather than sewing them on separate. Nice job as always.

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  13. I adore working with wool, esp in fall! Love your mats!

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  14. Cool Witch mat Karen & love the backing you used PERFECT !

    Really cute house mat too !!!

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  15. Super cute, Karen, and may I say I am not at all surprised that you need a new thimble, lol - you must wear them out regularly!

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  16. WOW!! You GO girl! You are on fire! Love your backings!!

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  17. Karen... Your witch is outstanding! I absolutely love that mat!! Time for me to start using up some of my recycled wool stash. :)

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