Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Patriotic Place Mats

On July 4th, I started making a set of four place mats using an older Moda line of fabric called "Liberty Garden".  The pattern used stars that required templates or paper piecing.  I changed  them to sawtooth stars that I could rotary cut and then piece.



I used one of the tickings from the same line of fabric for the backing.
Liberty Garden has been one of my favorite Jan Patek fabric lines.    You can see some of the quilts I have used it for here, here, and here.  I think you get the idea.  I still have scraps left.

Karen

16 comments:

sunny said...

What?!? You pieced when you could have appliqued? I'm shocked. Very nice result, however.

Janet O. said...

I was thinking the same thing as Sunny--you sat at your machine and pieced things? Wow! *LOL*
You have made great use of this line of fabric. I love all of the quilts in the links. And the placemats are wonderful! Nice job, Karen! : )

Kyle said...

Very cute. And look how much fabric you used from your stash!

Sue said...

Wonderful 4 th of July Placemats !
Great way to use your stash

belarmina said...

me gusta la estrella de medianoche!!
desde hace años en navidad regalo a 5 amigas una estrella, este año sera esta,
saludos

Vivian said...

These patriotic placemats are nice examples of quilting at its best -- using something that might have been sitting around for a while (even years), and changing a pattern or design to make it our own. The placemats are adorable and you should be proud of them.

WoolenSails said...

Those are really nice, you did a beautiful job on the mats and the fabric choices.

Debbie

Danice G said...

What cute place mats. I love that fabric :)

Rebecca in AK said...

I love the quilts you have made out of this fabric! I checked each of your links. The place mats are really nice!!

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

Wow....Karen. They are all gorgeous and I love that fabric.

Kathy ... aka Nana said...

Love those place mats ... you've made some mighty beautiful things from that fabric. Hmmm, wonder what else you will make using the scraps you still have left.

Janet said...

Those are great placemats!! I just love sawtooth stars too :0)

Lori said...

Those placemats are so cute!Will you use them or gift them?

Dawn said...

Great placemats! Thanks for the idea..some mays made of project scraps might be in my future.

Jeanna said...

Those are really pretty Karen. If they were at my house, I wouldn't let anyone near them!

Friendship Crossing said...

love YOUR new placemats ~ how cute!

Tanya