So, Summer is officially here and, we have had some very hot weather, as well as some impressive thunder storms. In light of the start of the Summer season I thought I would give my table settings a bit of a lift and sew some new placemats. The only ones I currently have are very old and not really suitable for Summer as the fabric I used to make them is decorated with snowmen. This is fine for Winter and even Spring (especially this Spring!) but they are just not suitable for Summer.
I raided my fabric supplies and found some really cute fabric designed by Terri Degenkolb of Whimsicals which I thought would look nice made up into placemats. The fabrics I used come mainly from the collection called 'Buttons & Blooms' but I also used a couple that I had from the collection called 'Winterberry Lane' which combine with the others perfectly.
They are a very simple design which I just made up myself. I managed to complete one of the mats but the other five are not quite finished. I just need to hand stitch the binding on the back.
Whilst I was cutting out the fabric earlier in the week I had enough to cut what I needed for a matching table runner. Here are all the strips waiting to be pieced together. Hope to have the time to get that done this week!