Sunday, September 20, 2009

Placemat Update | Got Them Quilted, Binding Next


I managed to get further along on my "to do" list diversion. Who needs to take care of the important stuff around the house when there's a quilt project to finish!?!?

I had fun quilting these place mats with one of the stitches on my machine. I've owned this Kenmore for over a year and have only used about 6 of the many included.

Here's the front with a closeup of the stitching.


Here's the back.



I'm trying to decide on a binding. I think maybe a dark brown like I used for the stitching. Maybe it would bring the design out a little more.

Here's a picture of Rowan and baby Brennan fooling around in the den. Brennan gets a kick out of his big brother Rowan.


Happy quilting,

19 comments:

  1. Ryan your placemats are adorable along with your two little ones.

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  2. The placemats are going to look very nice...I agree with brown binding. The kids are adorable!!!

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  3. Adorable little boys and the placemats are great too. I love the fancy stitching. I must use mine more.

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  4. These "projects" of yours are just so great-both sewing and boys!!! pokey

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  5. Nice place-mats, I like the brown binding idea. Your kids are adorable.

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  6. First off what lovely photo of your boys they are adorable
    Your placemats are great really love them what size are they & what the width of the strips
    Hugs Janice

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  7. I really like your stitching detail and the Fall colors! My favorite time of year. And those baby eyes, makes you want to melt!

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  8. I love the placemats. The decoratives stitches are great. Your boys are just adorable. Have a good week. :0) Karen

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  9. What a terrific fall placemat. Isn't it fun to play with the different stitches? Cute picture of the boys!

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  10. I like your quilting on the placemats. Love it when people use their walking foot for quilting. This is the only way I quilt. I never do freehand. Great job.

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  11. I had some of that same backing fabric! Only a fat quarter, but loved it.

    We don't do placemats here (hubby finds they get in the way), but I'm itching to do another fall tablerunner. Had to get all the fall trimmings out last week and put them around. Now if the cool crisp weather will come on....

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  12. Love the colors on the placemat and also the stitches....will have to consider my many machine stitches also!!

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  13. Great way to try out the stitches .... sweet little guys!

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  14. Ryan, the placemats look great and the stitching adds so much to them! What darling little fellas you have. Makes me miss the days when my own two boys were that age! :-)

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  15. Maybe just a shade or two darker than the brown leaves in that one leaf print? Nice ~ I love the concept of the decorative stitching in lieu of traditional quilting.

    Oh, I miss visiting the quilt shops! I had to put myself on restriction. LOL! :)

    ~Mary~

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  16. The placemats are looking good!

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  17. The placemat is great. Sons are darling...sorry to hear about your little one.

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  18. I really like the colors on the placemats! They look great!

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  19. Love the placemats, and the kids are too cute!

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