Another set of friends got married a week and a half ago, so I thought another set of 4 placemats were in order. My friends got married along Lake Tahoe, and the beautiful setting seemed like the perfect inspiration point again.
Diving back into the bundle of Denyse Schmidt solids, I found a lovely grouping that I had a hard time parting with (I love these colors!!!). Following the same “pattern” I made up for the California Sunset Fade Placemats, I paired the Denyse Schmidt solids with Kona Nightfall for the backing and I found a great variegated blue and white striped print to use for the binding.
I quilted the teal / green stripes with 50wt Aurifil 1148 and the blue stripes with 50wt Aurifil 2730, and I kept 50wt 2730 in the bobbin.
The placemats finished at 12-inches tall by 18-inches wide pre-wash and after first wash they shrank down to 11.5-inches tall by 17-inches wide. I also got a bit faster and was able to finish this set of 4 in about 3.5 hours.
These look so beautiful on my table, I might just have to see how much fabric I have left and how many more I can squeak out… 😉
Linking up to Finish it up Friday.