My Sewful Retirement

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Friday Finishes

Happy Friday!

After reading/seeing Wendy’s post about the beautiful reversible placemats she made I knew it was time for me to pull out a similar UFO to get them finished so we can use them this summer!

I purchased a small fat quarter bundle of Katarina Roccella Avant Garde fabric a couple of years ago. I loved the bright colors and the modern prints. The Avant Garde fabric collection is poplin, a 100% cotton that feels like silk but is still strong. The poplin was great to work with — except it wasn’t frixion pen friendly!

I cut the fat quarters into 5 inch charm squares and sewed them into a nine patch arrangement to make the placemats.

quilted round placemats
quilted round placemats

I also made a small quilt also using the 5 inch squares.

beach ball quilt
beach ball quilt

Using the scraps from the quilt and placemats I did some crumb sewing to make mug rugs and a trivet.

scrap fabric 1
scrap fabric 1

Step 2 – quilted the crumbs

scrap fabric 2
scrap fabric 2

Step 3 – cut the crumbs into circles

scrap fabric 3
scrap fabric 3

Step 4 – bind and finish!

scrap mug rugs
scrap mug rugs

Hope you have a wonderful weekend that includes some quilty fun!

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13 thoughts on “Friday Finishes

  1. Oh my goodness! I love all the projects! That fabric is fabulous — perfect for placemats for a bright, cheerful table! Those little coasters are so cute!

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  2. Looks great! What a way to use up fabric & have some beautiful placemats, a quilt and mug rugs!! Way to go!

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  3. Wow, you did a great job. Love the fabric colors in combination with grey shades. Your Beach Ball Quilt is stunning!

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  4. Hi Karla! I can certainly see Wendy’s influence in these. They turned out fabulously. I just LOVE the fabric you chose, and aren’t you glad you get to enjoy them now?! They look so nice on the table. LOVE them. ~smile~ Roseanne

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  5. So pretty and how fun to have a matching set for you summer picnics!

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  6. dezertsuz on said:

    Those are pure summer fun! I like them tons!

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