It's Friday and I've got a new finish, plus it's Halloween, so I have a treat for you!
Thanks to an invitation from the lovely ladies at Sew Sisters, I got to choose from among the bundles they curate for their monthly Kona Club and design a project to share with you. Yay!
my Kona Club Challenge design, a placemat that I've named, "Twigs".
Here's my first treat for you...
If you pop over to the Sew Sister's blog, you will find the tutorial I've written for you to sew your own "Twigs" placemat.
Choose you own Kona colours for this design or choose the Kona Club's Sept. 2014 bundle, like I did. No matter which fabrics you choose, the project sews up quickly, and would make a great gift idea (Christmas is coming... :o).
The piecing and the quilting were done on my Singer 15-91 using Aurifil's 50wt cotton thread in Light Sand. Good fabric deserves good thread, right? Can't beat Aurifil! Stitches like a dream. I kept my quilting to a minimum on purpose. I love how the wavy, freehand quilting compliments the linear patchwork design and that the thread colour blends and contrasts on the front - while being the focal point on the backing.
My inspiration for this design?
Can you see it? It's right outside my sewing room windows (I only wish the leaves were still there to add their gorgeous colour! ;o).
Please, go visit the Sew Sisters blog to find my tutorial and...
(here's the second treat)
How's that for a lovely finish to a week and to a month? :o)
Be sure to let me know if you sew a placemat (or two or three or... ;o) using my tutorial. I'm always excited to see what others make from my designs - you encourage me to come up with more fun projects to sew and share.
Sew Sisters giveaway (make sure you leave your comment on their blog to be entered to win the fabrics)!
Thanks so much to Judy and Carol for inviting me to be a part of the Kona Club Challenge. Sew much fun!
I'm linking up this week's finish with Amanda Jean and friends at Crazy Mom Quilts for