Saturday, May 19, 2012

Placemats for summer

I have being making placemats for my grand daughters for different holidays such as Valentine's day, Saint Patrick's day, etc.  It was time for their summer themed ones and after I found these cute fat quarters at Hamel's Fabrics (they are a great quilt shop from Chilliwack, BC) which were a vendor at Victoria's Quilt show last weekend I knew they had placemats written all over them.

Look at those cute birdies, I just fell in love with this fabric when I saw it and for only $1.99 a fat quarter they just flew into my hands.  I put this peachy pink fabric from the same line on the back so they are just girlicious for sure. I machine stitched some hearts on it which I think you can see somewhat.   Of course I made one for their Mommy too after all I do get in trouble from Mommy and Daddy if I don't send them a matching holiday themed placemat too.  I know, who are the kids in that house right!  Whiners!!!

I knew the fabric was a little on the sweet side and though my son lives in a house of girlishness I brought out some fabric I knew he would approve of and made him his own placemat too.

So what do you think, doesn't that look more manly than the birds.  I know he enjoys a cool beer on a hot summer day so I think that will fit into the summer theme for sure.  So now, there shouldn't be any whining about who didn't get what.  Have a great long weekend and I hope there is some quilting in it.