Hope every-one had a great Easter. Ours was very quiet. Chris and I spent a couple of days in the yard cutting back the trees and 4 loads to the dump later, it looks much tidier. Everything has certainly grown with all the wet weather of late. Our family day on Monday was most enjoyable as we headed to the coast and spent some time on the beach before a lovely B-B-Q dinner at my sons. Good to see all the kids & grand-children in one place. This week I have been looking after Jake & Tom so no sewing done but thought I would show you some of the photos of the place mats made for the challenge at the quilt camp I attended a couple of weeks ago.
Above is the the one I made. I found a pattern on the net which allowed me to make the tumbling blocks without using y-seams. Quite easy in the end. First finish for April OPAM.
|The red and black one on the right won the challenge . Hollow cubes were the feature of this mat.|
|The box on the left held a cup & then opened out to place mat size. Very clever idea.|
|Each table held a dressed water bottle.|
Cheers for now...........