Fall is definitely on the way. At least in my parts of the country. Windows are closed. My winter housecoat now warms my arms and shoulders. The bed has its winter layer on. When it gets cooler, I add a 3rd comforter to snuggle under at lights out. Even the lawn has a sprinkling of golden leaves. Yes, it is headed here and fast.
Usually fall means brown to me. As you know I LOVE BROWN. But for this project, I decided to give brown a rest. Change up. It was so easy to make my selection now that my fabric stash is organized by color. I kind of had an idea on what I wanted to make.
Place mats or a table runner.
Here are the fabrics I rounded up. Some I have had a long time. The 2nd piece from the top, I think I got it at JoAnn’s about 5 years ago. It has so many colors going on. I kept returning it to my stash. A couple of these, the cranberry with the black leaves and the light orange print, came in the scraps I bought on Ebay. The 4th piece was in the Lennette stash. It really goes well with the other fabrics.
I wanted to get out of my comfort zone a bit, so I dusted off my Fons and Porter 60 degree pyramid ruler. Was still in the plastic shrink wrap. It was about time I unwrapped it. No sense buying rulers and templates if I am not going to use them.
The pie pieces look like candy corn, don’t they?
When I sewed the first block, it was kind of wonky in the center. Looking at it, I realized what I had done wrong. I had sewed the pie pieces in a circle, one right after the other. For the second block, I sewed three wedges together. Then three more. And sewed the two sections together along the long edge. That produced a better center. Not perfect. But better. (These next photos are of the 2nd block I made.)
I finished these yesterday but needed to make a candy corn run to the drugstore. (You know they have Halloween stuff out already!!)
Here I have three table mats lined up together to form a table runner.
So… what do you think?
Oops… I forgot to show you the back. I used the fabric I had the most of.
Placemats measure 14 1/4″ by 12 1/2″.