I don't usually promote lines of fabric. Not to say that I don't have my favorites, but with the cost of goods today, and no sponsor, it gets a bit pricey. More often than not, I have a plan or purpose when I go to my LQS. Either I need a bit of this or that to start/finish a project, or maybe I'm just thinking about a color and want to see what they have. Last time I was there, I was blessed with a charm pack of Moda's new release, "Summerville". The owner of the shop, Julie, asked that I make something with it just for fun. I was perplexed to say the least........what should I make? I knew she'd want me to bring it in to show her Moda group so it had to be good. Well, you already know that I used some of it for a few wrist pincushions:
Since I was in the pincushion mood, I thought she might use them as door prizes. That might be fun! But, the majority of the charm pack, some Moda solids to match, and 4 fat quarters for backing was used to make these:
I fell in love with that pattern out of the new book, "Quilting Modern" by Jacquie Gering and Katie Pedersen, and just had to try it!! (And NO, I did not get a free book just to promote it!!) I had to buy it just like all of you, but I LOVE it!! There are tons of things I want to try, and that rarely happens when I buy a quilting book. (Usually I can come up with enough of my own crazy conceptions without using someone else's ideas!! lol) I must say though that the quilting of the projects in the book are simply amazing and stunning and really enhance the overall design of each project........but enough. Let me show you each placemat:
Did you note the quilting? It took me forever, I'll have you know, and 4 bobbins worth of thread, but really all worth it in the end, I think! I love them.......although I wonder if I'll ever use them with the Kona Snow background????? Maybe I'll just put them away and use them as a Christmas gift. I could buy some more "Summerville" and make matching napkins? Now, wouldn't that be really cool? I think that's a plan!!!