Think Pink! As I mentioned in my last post, this set of placemats and tablerunner (along with the two clutches) are being donated to a charity luncheon for breast cancer to be auctioned off in October. The lady who is hosting the event gave me free reign to design how I like, with the only stipulation being that it had to be pink!
Heres a picture of the set on my own dining room table. The runner measures 12 1/2 x 48 inches and each placemat is appx 14 x 18 inches.
This was my first try at string piecing and I used the tutorial from Film in the Fridge and couldn't be happier with the result! i started by cutting my paper squares to 6 1/2 inches and then cutting what seemed like a bazillion strips of fabric in varying widths ranging from 1 inch to 1 1/2 inchs wide then kind of used an assembly line type system to add my strips.
I just love this effect, and have a quilt in this style in my ever growing "quilting to-do list"! Maybe not all in pink next time...
The placemats are much simpler in style, but I'm pleased with the look. I pieced together some 2 1/2 inch strips in pink and then bordered them in white.
Apparently my machine does not have a problem with light pink thread...its apparently quite picky sometimes, as I found when I tried to quilt the whale baby quilt in light green thread and my machine was not having it! As for quilting, I again used good ole faithful and stippled both the tablerunner and placemats.
The binding on both is a pink with tiny white polka dots, and the back is a solid kona in bright pink.
Can't wait to donate these so they can get to their new owners...Dolly, I'm not sure how they will be auctioned off, I was assuming they would go as a set, but however she decides to organize things would be fine with!