The fourth placemat I’m calling The Wave begins like this. I sewed wide strips of fabric in Annie’s wedding color scheme to make the base for my applique´ work. Then I cut the wavy shapes to fit over the seams and glue them down with fabric glue. The top is nearly done.
I sewed batting and backing to the mat top, leaving about a five inch opening for turning inside out. Leaf shapes were also glued down, and then I quilted it freehand, letting the shapes inspire the quilting design. This mat is my favorite of the four. (There’s a heart shape hiding in there.)
Here’s my quickie sketch of a design for the vase mats that will go under simple floral vases for Annie’s reception tables. These mats are a free form blossom shape, two or three fabric layers of color. I’ll sew shapes on top to resemble fallen leaves. It’s a good thing I have lots of scraps in the bride’s color scheme!
My sisters are growing flowers to cut the morning of the wedding, a family tradition I’ve been a part of for each of my five niece’s weddings. Now it’s our turn to host. I’m so excited!