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Thread: *new pic*Placemat ideas - would love your opinions again! =o)

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    Hi all,

    I'm in a frenzy, trying to complete my Christmas projects! In the name of saving time, I decided to do a pattern that I've already done in the past, but I have fewer fabrics for this project, so the blocks look different, and I'm having trouble seeing which arrangement is more attractive!!

    I'm doing the Flying Geese pattern that I used for these placemats:

    [IMG]http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b1...sePlacemat.jpg[/IMG]

    [IMG]http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b1...Placemats2.jpg[/IMG]

    [IMG]http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b1...Placemats1.jpg[/IMG]

    Ok, so I chose some really nice fabrics that match my mother's dining room color scheme, and I made up two sets to see how to arrange them. Having fewer fabrics makes this pattern look different!!

    [IMG]http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b1...cematidea2.jpg[/IMG]

    [IMG]http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b1...cematidea1.jpg[/IMG]

    I will be putting the border strips on either side, like before, too. Which way do you like the flying geese blocks set??

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    Personally, I like the second one best, but they're both very pretty. I'm sure she'll love either.

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    #2.... I might snitch your placement pattern idea for myself after the holidays. :mrgreen: Your mom will love those.

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    If you don't have them done already another option is to point them all out so it looks like they are flying around in a circle. Each point points toward a different side.

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    Like this, Mary?

    [IMG]http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b1...cematidea3.jpg[/IMG]

    I do like that better~!

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    Yes. I like it better but that is just an opinion.

    You are inspiring me.

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    Ok I won't be much help kiddo, cuz I like them both.. :oops:

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    I like #2 also!!

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    All I want to know is-What time is Dinner? :lol:

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    I love this idea. They are all very pretty. Would you mind sharing what size your geeses are??? :mrgreen:

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    Sure! The finished goose block is 3 1/2" by 6 1/2".

    Thanks all! I took Mary's idea and just rearranged one corner of the greens, so that they match now.

    I have 2 placemat centers completed and am about to piece the 3rd. I'm making two sets of 4 of these placemats.... my mother's will have black tone-on-tone border strips, and my mother-in-law's will have a brownish or something else that matches border strip set.

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    Brazen,
    Thanks so much!! :-)

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    Yeah. Now I can't wait to see them. lol

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    All 4 centers are done!! Next up is to cut the 8 border rectangle strips and get them sewn on. I don't think I have enough backing fabric to actually finish them, and maybe not even enough batting, but the biggest part will be finished. Then I'll do the second set of 4 placemat centers.

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    Very nice.

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    They are beautiful, you did a great job :lol:

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    Very pretty, next year I'm going to try to make my 4 daughters and daughter in law a set of placemats for each month. Sounded like a good idea until I realized that is 52 placemats. :-) Think I'll probably start right after Christmas when I can get the Christmas fabric on sale.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brazen
    All 4 centers are done!! Next up is to cut the 8 border rectangle strips and get them sewn on. I don't think I have enough backing fabric to actually finish them, and maybe not even enough batting, but the biggest part will be finished. Then I'll do the second set of 4 placemat centers.
    I love the #2 and yes, the second arrangement was my favorite, but both were great.

    What no batting scraps? I wish I were near. I always have bags leftover. I buy the precut bags of batting and use what I need then roll up the rest and keep for other projects.

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    I think it will look nice with which ever you chose....I know I'm no help ....sorry

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    I love what Mary suggested!! Great choice!!

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    Hey Gail! No I don't have much for batting scraps! Crazy! I, too, buy batting by the precut roll. I buy rolls of 100% cotton batting in crib-size rolls. The only quilting I do myself is couch throw sizes and smaller... so this works for me. :D

    I have my first 4 placemat centers done, and I bought the backing fabric and batting for them today! So the fab is about to go into the washing machine... I won't get to actually sew on them until tomorrow because I work 3pm to midnight tonight, if you can believe it. LOL!!! The store I work at normally closes at 8pm, but tonight is a special, one-time event for staying open until midnight. I'm going to be so tired! LOL


    And it's getting so close to Christmas, I have too much sewing to do for all this working stuff!! hehehe

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    Here's one of the four.... after they're quilted and finished, I'll put them on my table and take a pic of the group before I mail them out!

    [IMG]http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b1...cematidea4.jpg[/IMG]

    Thank you Mary and everyone for your advice and thoughts! :D

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    You are very welcome. I like them alot.

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    I love the way they turned out. You did a great job & I know they will be a welcome gift.

    Happy Hpolidays,
    Cheryl

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    Yes, they are still looking good!

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