I like to English Paper Piece (EPP) and I especially love capturing a lovely motif as the center of a hexagon. While these aren't exactly quick, you may have some little projects waiting to morph into a useful item. These may help you figure out how to do that!
2" hexagons and diamonds make a lovely table mat. I stitched these together by hand and then machine appliquéd them to some pre-quilted fabric (I bought this at a local Joann's). Binding; it's finished!
|Grandmother's Flower Garden table mat|
Here's a variation that I have used many times in my EPP classes: Center 2" hexagon, 2" triangles and diamonds. Stitched to that same pre-quilted fabric.
|Wild Woods fabrics make for a fun table mat.|
One more Christmas hexagon variation. I loved fussy cutting that center motif.
And using some more of that fox and bear novelty print and a pattern I found online (several years ago; can't remember where), I made placemats for two of my grandkids.
And one more:
|Don't you love these foxes?!|
And I backed these with some fun bear fabric:
And just a few more from a LONG time ago. You can always make placemats out of just about any fabric. These are very snowman specific (which my grandkids love).
2" hexagons hand stitched. Then appliquéd to a rectangle (blue snowflakes) and then a red border. Just chillin' with my Christmas mug and Frosty himself!
|Just chillin' with Frosty|
And there is Mr. Snowman in the center of another placemat!
|Getting ready for the grandkids to visit|
As you can see, I've been digging deep in the quilt vault, but these are tried and true fun projects to decorate my home.
I love them all. I've been making placemats for DD and think maybe it is time for my own.ReplyDelete
Good ideas, too! I might pull that back out of the hat in February and make some things for next year. It will still be cold enough to think about snowmen!ReplyDelete