Laurel is an incredibly talented sewer and quilter, and has taught me most of what I know about the trade. She put together one small baby quilt and an entire larger quilt top (with pre-cut fabric) in the time it took me to complete a set of six reversible placemats and matching napkins.
I've been wanting some bright placemats for our table. I was originally going for blue and dark brown, but then found these two fabrics- a stripe and a matching scroll-y print in bright green, pale yellow, and light blue. There is so much blue and brown in our living room already, these will help mix things up a bit.
Cutting out bunting for some special kiddos in my life while Maggie supervises. She was very helpful throughout the weekend, sitting on all the freshly ironed things.
I used beige bias tape for the edging on the placemats. I was going for the dark brown, but was dissuaded by Laurel, for which I am grateful. This combination is just right.
Laurel's quilt squares (I didn't manage to get a photo of the completed quilt top- keep checking her blog). I love the color combination. We had a lot of discussion about the variety of fabrics and how our tastes differ. Laurel likes bright modern patterns, and I go for old fashioned ones most of the time, small floral or vintage prints. The ones I chose this weekend were very modern, for me!
Dinner alongside sewing. Entirely from our garden, except the corn, which was from the produce stand a few blocks away.
I had planned to make a skirt in dark red, for winter, but didn't find any red fabric that I liked. I'm glad I went with this one- I have lots of tops in brown, blue, and red so can wear it with a lot of things. (Made from this pattern, option D).
Laurel's passion for rickrack turned out to be contagious.
Table set done!
I remembered to have Laurel take a picture of me modeling my new skirt, but we were both giggling the whole time because I really have no idea how to model so was mostly acting like an idiot.
What a fun and productive weekend. Thanks, friend!