I had my first finish of the year a couple of weeks ago using my New Zealand themed fabrics to make a memory table cloth, see link here. But I still had lots of NZ fabrics left, just hanging about, as it tends to do. I’m pleased to say that I’ve used up a couple more pieces, and have just finished stitching two sets of placemats to use in our caravan.
Two sets of placemats
The top set features the last remaining piece of the fabric featuring the Stitchbird. And I’m pleased that I had just enough of the cream/brown fabric that I used for the borders and binding, so that’s another piece gone from the stash. There was enough of the backing fabric to use oh both sets of placemats, so that’s good too.
The set of green placements were in the “use it all up” category too. The feature fabric showcases the Kereru, or native pigeon, all set to eat some of those succulent and juicy Puriri berries. The green leafy batik was a piece left over from my daughter’s 50th birthday quilt, and I found a strip of dark green long enough to do the binding. Even the cotton batting was cobbled together from small pieces.
So that made me a happy quilter indeed. As well as two sets of pretty placemats, I’ve also used up several bits and strips which have been hanging about for ages.
But I still have quite a bit of New Zealand fabric left over. I’m going to roll it all up in a bundle and put it away for a while – who knows when inspiration may strike again?
I still have these NZ themed fabrics