Friday, November 17, 2017

{Free Pattern} Geo Placemats + Blush Fabric Blog Tour

A few weeks ago, the lovely Dana from Made Everyday asked me to take part in her informal blog tour to showcase her new fabric line Blush. I was thrilled to be asked and I have designed a new free pattern to share with you here on the blog.
So here it is, my new free pattern, Geo Placemats:
Maddi and her boyfriend Michael, have just purchased their first home (YAY!) and she asked me to make some placemats for their new dining table. She fell in love with the Blush fabrics when they arrived and requested I make something simple and modern, with a burst of colour to add to the neutral surroundings of their home.......challenge accepted :)
My inspiration came from a set of serving bowls she had purchased, and I kept the design simple, adding a vertical geometric element to only one side of the placemat. Doesn't it pop beautifully against that crisp white homespun?
The piecing is very easy and its a perfect pattern for beginners to try. Its also great for gift making because you can whip up a batch of these placemats very quickly. I chose two Blush fabrics for the placemats but you could mix and match colours depending on your own home decor.
The Blush line is from Art Gallery Fabrics. They always produce beautiful quality fabrics that are gorgeous to work with and the colours are so bright and vibrant. You can see Dana's entire Blush fabric line, HERE.
I kept the quilting very simple with some vertical lines and stippling in the geometric strip. There's plenty of space to play around with lots of quilting designs, so have fun finishing your placemats in a way that makes you happy.
I did back the placemats with two other Blush fabrics but I somehow forgot to photograph them when I did this shoot. I'm a little annoyed because the backs are just as pretty and Maddi could also use the reverse side to change the look of her dining table (I will try and remember to grab a photo or two when she unpacks).
For this set, I alternated the blue and orange binding fabrics and I cut my bindings to 2" to give the placemats a narrow edging which frames them perfectly. I also think that narrow binding gives smaller projects like these placemats, a more professional and polished finish.
As Christmas is creeping closer, now's a great time to start your gift sewing and these placemats would be perfect for neighbours, teachers, friends and family members.
If you would like to make your own set of Geo Placemats, you can download the free pattern HERE and start sewing today. And don't forget to check with your local quilt shop and grab some of this gorgeous fabric line; its just stunning. ♥
I hope you enjoy sewing my new free pattern. Maddi loves her new placemats and I can't wait to see how her table looks once they are unpacked and settled into their new home :)
Thanks so much Dana for asking me to be part of your fabric blog tour. I thoroughly enjoyed working with these gorgeous fabrics; your new line is fun, modern and simply stunning :)
Happy sewing :)

2 comments:

Bilko Parker said...

These are stunning, thank you. Congrats to Maddie and her boyfriend on their new home, these will look gorgeous. Thank you for sharing. Guida

Rosa said...

These are just beautiful!!

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