Sunday, September 18, 2011

Jazzed Up Patchwork Placemat


After I wrote the tutorial for the patchwork placemats that I made my kids for last Easter, I came up with the idea to add a pocket for the napkin.  So instead of  doing two more rows of patchwork I instead replaced them with a solid piece of linen and made another half piece for the pocket.  Perfect way to store the napkin!  I wish I had made my kid's this way, as their napkins are always going astray!


I made this placemat a few months ago but have been saving it for my little niece's birthday.  Of course, being the procrastinating gift giver I only just now got around to embroidering her name on.  Luckily, she is only two and won't mind a tardy present. (I hope!)


Do you ever take pictures of the things you make and think it really isn't that wrinkly?  So annoying. :0)    


For the back I used this pretty Meadowsweet print that I actually used for a dress that I made for her last birthday!  That fabric just keeps going. ;0)

Hope you are all having a wonderful weekend!!


11 comments:

  1. I love this placemat! Such great colors and an adorable napkin! Sweet! I've pinned it!

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  2. Meg what a lovely idea,well done and it looks so cute

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  3. Would you believe that the squares from you are on my sewing machine RIGHT NOW. I think I'll make Audrey's like Ceci's - so cute! Thanks again for the tutorial and cute blocks.

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  4. very cute. i love the napkin addition!

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  5. Meg - This placemat is ADORABLE! What a darling idea to add the name and a sweet little pocket for the nakin! You're amazing. Love it!!

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  6. That placemat is so cute. Great fabrics and a great place for the napkin.

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  7. what a lucky little girl to receive such a beautiful placemat!

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  8. cute idea! Would also be cool to transport silverware for a picnic.

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  9. I LOVE this, Meg. It's so sweet. Fantastic gift.

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