Stitch ‘n Swap!
Okay peeps! I knew this was coming and it was so crazy around here, I never told you about it!! The timeline is short but you have a chance to win yourself of the copy of Stitch ‘n Swap that was created by my teammates at Generation Q and I and a whole lot of our friends for Stash Books. I have been wanting to make placemats for our place for years now, but never seem to find the time…..I know placemats, right? How hard could that be to take time for? Well, I never did, but for this book, I finally made myself to it. I think the frustration for me is keeping it simple enough for placemats, but still will a lot of design, color and pattern going on.
So I made two sets for the book, mainly because we couldn’t quite decide which we liked better. This set “Modern Broken Dishes” ended up in the book. Seen above in a much better setting than they will ever see when they get back to me, although, we do have glasses a bit like that.
For the design, I simply looked at one of my many books on traditional blocks, found the Broken Dishes block, and played with different variations. Obviously, I basically took the basic concept and changed it entirely, so it really isn’t a Broken Dishes block any more, but I did keep the “original” 8 triangle together concept. I know, that’s how I roll.
Here’s one of the place mats:
And here’s the runner:
And here’s a horrible picture of the second runner that I made for the book that they didn’t have space for:
Really, it looks much better in person. When I get it back here, I will take a better picture of it. I somehow managed to trash ALL of my original pictures of it when I made it last summer. Since it didn’t make it in the book, we did get the instructions as a free download that you can get here. The placemats are simply those side bits around the center vertical bit.
The book has a BUNCH of other fun projects too, you can check out the entire list of contributors here and see more of what’s in the book that way.
Now onto the Giveaway part!
(and PS, I will announce the winner of the peachy tablerunner top tomorrow….so come back to check that out!)