New Placemats!

At the end of January, Yvonne who blogs at Quilting Jetgirl, published a tutorial for placemats. I love Yvonne's transparency patterns and these placemats looked so striking, I just had to add these to my To Make list.

At first, I was going to use up scraps for these (you know I've been on a crusade to use up all the scraps!) but then I discovered a stack of Karen Lewis fat quarters in my stash so went with those. Also, I have grand plans to re-decorate the dining room this Spring and black, grey and white are sure to go with any colour I choose for the dining room.

These were super fun to make and although I wasn't sure my fabric choices would really show the transparency effect, when I looked the photos, I saw that on a couple of them, it's pretty effective!

For the quilting, I basically copied Yvonne and went with a grid in light grey thread, stitched about 1" apart. I love the simplicity of it.

I'm really happy with my placemats and cannot wait to start using them. All I have to do now is convince the hubby to get the dining room repainted!

The details:
  • Pattern: Tumbling Transparency Placemats by Yvonne @ Quilting Jetgirl
  • Size: 12.5" x 16.5"
  • Fabrics: Blueberry Park by Karen Lewis 
  • Thread: Pieced and quilted with Aurifil #2600 in 50 wt


  1. Very nice! I definitely 'see' the transparency effect!

  2. They are a lovely set. It makes me happy to set my table for every meal with the ones I made earlier in the year. I hope you get the same enjoyment for years with these, and good luck with the remodel!

  3. Those are great looking placements. I saw Yvonne's tutorial, but never got around to trying it. Happy Easter.

  4. Very glamorous looking! And black, white, and gray will look great with any other colors--very smart!

  5. These are so stylish, Izzy! Plus, you can never go wrong with Karen Lewis prints ;)


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