I'm excited to be a part of the Falling for You blog hop, hosted by Joan of Moosestash Quilting!
For this hop, I made 4 placemats.
To make these mats, I used Crafter's Edge dies--the hexagon, oak leaves, maple leaves, and a posies set.
I used leftover 2 1/2" strips to make half-hexagons with my 5" hexie die on the Crossover II.
Then I stitched them together into braids.
Here's how the wide part of the half hexie just fits across the top of the braid as you are building it.
Here's one braid done and trimmed.
After cutting out many leaves of various fall colors (I put Heat N Bond light on the fabrics before cutting them.), I ironed them onto 4 placemat backgrounds and stitched the braids to them.
Next I used a machine blanket stitch to applique all the leaves and acorns onto the mats.
After quilting each mat, I machine stitched veins onto the leaves and bound the mats.
Here they are on my table:
One more project I'll share is Shabby Fabrics Year Through Words wall hanging for September.
I've been getting their kits every month, and they have all have been sew cute! The letters and other shapes come laser-cut, so there is no hassle in cutting any of those out. I have October's already (Halloween) and am anxious to get started on it--I bet I'll show it off for the Ghastly Ghouls hop!
Thank you, Joan, for hosting this hop!
Be sure to visit everyone on the hop for lots of fun and inspiration!
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Love your placemats! They are just perfect for fall! xxReplyDelete
What a clever way to use the hexagon dies! I have always wanted to try a quilt braid. May have to use your method.ReplyDelete
both projects are wonderful. thanks for sharing.ReplyDelete
Now that was brilliant how you cut the half hexagons! I will have to write that down and put them with my hexagon die cuts to remember that! Your placemats turned out great and are definitely Fall/Autumn looking.ReplyDelete
Both projects are great and perfect Fall decor!ReplyDelete
This was a wonderful tutorial on using the hexagon die. Your mats with the leaves and braid look amazing!ReplyDelete
The placemats are lovely! Your Autumn wall hanging is beautiful as well! Can't wait to see the Halloween one.ReplyDelete
I would have never thought of using a half of a hexi to make a braid! How ingenious. It really is all in the vision and yours was right on track. Beautiful placemats, beautiful table setting...your ready for Thanksgiving dinner now. I love your Autumn wall hanging too. Hope to see Octobers next month! Wink wink!ReplyDelete
What a neat set of placemats. I love the fabrics you used and the wall hanging is fabulous too. All of it puts me in a fall mood.ReplyDelete
You really went all out for the Hop, Carol!! Kits for the word wall hangings is definitely a time (and frustration) saver.ReplyDelete
Those placemats are a pretty addition to your table. They look a good size.ReplyDelete
Wow, these placemats are fantastic! They look great on your table.ReplyDelete
Great placemats. Love how you used the braid and the leaves. Autumn was truly wonderful and I especially loved how each letter of the word was special.ReplyDelete
Your autumn banner and placemats are lovely! Thanks so much for sharing!ReplyDelete
The detail on your placemats is wonderful. Thanks for the peek at the making of the braid. Very interesting use of the half hexie.ReplyDelete
Cute projects! I've always loved the look of those braids, but haven't tried it yet. Thank you for the inspiration.ReplyDelete
What a great way to make the braids! Lovely work!ReplyDelete
Fantastic placemats! They look wonderful!ReplyDelete
these placemats are awesome!ReplyDelete
Very pretty place mats and runner. That braid pattern looks so perfect.ReplyDelete
Love the idea for placemats. It's so fun to have them for all occasions. I really like the braid on the side and the leaves add that perfect touch for sure.ReplyDelete
Very nice placemats, and a great use of the hexie dieReplyDelete
Lovely fall table matsReplyDelete