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13 October 2011

Creative Space with Ruby

My creative space has been productive this week - I finished these placemats (which I love).



They will add a touch of spring to our meal times.

I used a charm pack of Ruby (by Bonnie and Camille for Moda Fabrics) and the backing and binding were from my stash. I was undecided whether I’d use a grey with white spot for the binding, but I’m pleased that I decided to use the black with white spot. It pops!

I used single fold binding and decided to machine stitch it on – both front and back. At first it was a little tricky (as I normally stitch the binding onto the back, by hand, when I use a single fold binding), but it worked well and was much faster than sitting and sewing by hand. I have a basic Single Fold Binding tutorial HERE.



They're quilted with a loopy sort of free motion design. I hadn't done much free motion quilting lately, so I was a little out of practice, but thoroughly enjoyed it.

This range of fabric is absolutely yummy and I'm expecting a fabric delivery (including Ruby) later today - which will be added to my store. Make sure you pop on over to Fabric Buzz to use the 10% discount code (SPRING10) which is valid up until the end of the week.

What is happening in your creative space today? I’m linking up with Our Creative Spaces.

16 comments:

  1. Those a lovely! I sometimes wish I could quilt so I could make up some lovely...well quilts lol I just don't have the patients or that lovely squiggle foot.

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  2. Your placemats look great. I love that fabric. Your choice of binding is perfect.

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  3. Love! So much fun and refreshing colours :)

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  4. these are beautiful you are right to be pleased with them! Love the colours and the free motion!
    Heather

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  5. Simplesmente maravilhoso!!!!!
    Parabéns pelo lindo trabalho!!!!
    abraços de MF
    diretamente de Portugal

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  6. They are beautiful! I am trying to gain courage to try free motion quilting. You are an artist!
    Ana

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  7. Love these placemats,well done

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  8. Love the placemats! I have been meaning to make some, but wasn't sure on which fabric to use! But I have a charm pack of Ruby sitting waiting to be used! Now I know what to do with it!

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  9. Absolutely love the placemats, gorgeous colours.

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  10. They're beautiful! Looks like Ruby is a nice line too!

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  11. These are fab - too nice tho to eat off of in our house:) Cyndy

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  12. Gorgeous! I love the spotty binding and the free motion squiggles.

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  13. Love your placemat,they are beautiful .

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  14. been looking for some placemat inspiration for a while now and stumbled on your blog and feel very inspired, thanx! Gorgeous 100%. Now waiting for school holidays to start so i can start...

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  15. They look fabulous - using a charm pack was an inspired idea!

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