Friday, April 13, 2012

Place mat Challenge from Tamborine, OPAM Finish

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.
The next camp in August has the theme Hearts & Flowers.  It will be interesting to see what every-one comes up with.  
Cheers for now...........


  1. Wow Noela.. those placemats are wonderful. They look amazing!!!! The box one that opened up to make a placemat has me intrigued.... Glad you had a fun time.

  2. Boy some very clever people there.Yours was lovely. The blac and white is so striking.

  3. Such variety from one theme - it sounds like a lot of fun at your camps. that box that opens up sounds intersting.

  4. Gorgeous placemats. So pleased you had a good time.

  5. Place mats or works of art, so functionally beauty just has to be admired. Love them