Frosty placemats

Here's one of the projects that kept me away from the computer over the last month. These fabrics had been calling my name for a long time but I was a good girl and didn't bring them home until I had a plan for them.  When a customer at the LQS where I work gathered these up and paired them with my Geese Across the Table placemat pattern, I took one look at her stack and knew I had finally found my plan!

It is hard to tell from the picture, but the grey is actually silver metallic, and all the fabrics have silver metallic accents.  You can see the sparkle better in the closeup below.

Sparkling fabric is not usually my thing, but these spoke to me.  Maybe it's because the sparkle is paired with blues.  You know I love blues!

I stitched in the ditch on both the place mats and runner, because really, the gorgeous fabric is doing all the work here!  The binding is machine stitched.  There's a lot of binding in 6 place mats and a runner, and I just did not have the time or inclination to hand stitch that much of it!  

I have some Christmas place settings on my table right now, but come January, my table will be dressed in frosty blues!

I thought my receipt had information about the fabric I could share, but it doesn't.  I'll check next time I'm at the shop and report back.  I'm pretty sure most of the blues are from Timeless Treasures, and the white background is from the Quilter's Linen collection by Robert Kaufman.  And I know Quilting Connection in Ames IA has kits made up and they accept phone orders! (Just note that the kits have a different grey/silver fabric for the accent.)

After working on these I'm in the mood for frost on tree branches and sunlight sparkling on snow.  Right now we have the cold, but not the snow.  I'm sure it will come soon enough, and then I'll be wishing for spring!


  1. Very pretty! Seeing some fabric made up into something always helps. Maybe you have snow by now. I'm near Kansas City now and it has been snowing all day here - started about 6:00 AM and it just stopped about 12 hours later. My DGSs had fun playing out in it with their dog!

  2. The place mats really are lovely, and they play perfectly with the table runner.
    Hope you have a very Merry Christmas! ---"Love"

  3. Those are definitely "you" with the blues! Beautiful, too. And I can't blame you for wimping out on the binding - that's a lot! But please don't wish us snow! I'm already over the cold and we've only had enough snow to make things look messy here. You'd think I was not a midwest native with all my whining about cold and snow, but the older I get the more over it I get!

  4. I'm always glad to come across another blue girl. The placemats are lovely, so icy and crisp looking! Happy Stitching!

  5. I am not a blue person at all but these are Gorgeous!

  6. This is a great rendition of your patter Joanne. I love the metallics both fabric and thread for this time of year!

  7. Very cute. Sometimes we just have to wait until inspiration hits! Happy Holidays.

  8. These turned out soooo pretty! Like a perfect first snowfall, crisp and sparkling clean :)

  9. This set is gorgeous! Love, love, love it!

  10. They are absolutely beautiful. I am going to start timing the time I am spending just going through blog email - after 15 minutes I done until tonight! Wonder if that will help! LOL

  11. Very pretty - I love the blues, too.

  12. Those placemats and that runner with add SEW much beauty to your winter table!


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