Going into summer

I've been absent from blog land the last couple of weeks. I've been otherwise occupied with end of year school field trips (3 all-day ones in in a little more than a week), puttering in the garden before the heavy heat sets in, stacks of Girl Scout paperwork, my mom's visit...

There has a been a tiny bit of quilting happening. I dragged mom to the local quilt shop and while it seems I won't turn her into a quilter, she had no trouble browsing fabric. She chose a lovely fat quarter bundle which I am turning into a set of placemats and table runner.

The placemats in the picture don't actually have any sewn seams yet, but I was playing with colour layout so I went ahead and took pictures. There will be a wider border in a darker print all around the runner, with matching strips on each side of each placemat. The pattern for the table runner is "Shades of the Season" by Gayle Camargo, free on the Robert Kaufman Fabrics website.


  1. The placemats and table runner are going to be gorgeous! Lucky mom!

  2. Great fabrics! Also a great pattern to showcase them; they are going to be lovely! ---"Love"

  3. Beautiful!! They're going to be a great set! :) Christine

  4. Very pretty fabrics! And I think I've finally figured out what to do with that stack of purple fat quarters, thanks to you! (I think mine will end up larger than a table-runner though.) Are the placemats and table runner for your mom? (I assume so if she picked out the fabrics...)

  5. They are going to look wonderful. Love her fabric choices.

  6. Will set a lovely table. Connie204

  7. Summer seems to have taken up everyone's attention;) My mom collects fabric herself, but has never made one. She has quite a collection of quilts and other goodies I have given her over the years though;)
    Happy Quilting!!

  8. Your mum has chosen some lovely fabrics and it's very sweet of you to make them up for her. Cheers, Ann :-)


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