Wednesday, 17 October 2012

"The time has come" the Walrus said

"To talk of many things:
Of shoes--and ships--and sealing-wax--
Of cabbages--and kings--
And why the sea is boiling hot--
And whether pigs have wings."

Anyways that is more in reference to the story of the Curious Little Oysters who ended up being the Walrus's dinner...

The girls have had some lovely big plastic place-mats for aaaages.  They were getting a bit munted and curling at the corners and just getting beyond their ability to be useful...

So we decided to sew some!  And being made from fabric we could just wash them!

I tried stippling/free motion quilting for the first time too and by the 3rd one I started feeling a little more in control of the process!  Quite tricky!

We have 3 delighted girls and in time I will get on to making one for Daddy and Mummy, as well as a second set ... and perhaps a few as gifts?  We'll have to see just how much energy can be found. 

Linking up over here.
L xx


  1. beautifully done, i can see why the girls are so enthusiastic x

  2. they are lovely, that free-motion quilting looks great! :)sarah

  3. wow - seriously these are fantastic! Your FM stitching is SO good!

  4. No surprise that Heidi has an orange one :-)
    You've done a really great job, your FMQ looks amazing- well done!!!

  5. Ahha! I saw these in your last post, I thought it was a great idea....brilliant, and kids just love personalised things :)

  6. I love these
    Love how the girls fav colours can be found in the fabric

  7. This was your first go at free motion - crickey you're a natural!!


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