|My vest on top, the new material underneath|
My sister and her husband just bought a new house and I offered to quilt something as a house warming gift. She wanted placemats... and if possible, could they match the table runner? The original material is long gone. But I grabbed my vest and headed to the fabric shop.
I think I did a passable job matching colors. The purplish-blue was difficult to find and I couldn't find a gold-green combination. I was at the cutting table with different bolt of blue when I saw the blue I really wanted. I also found a green I really liked. I am always a sucker for scrolls; I couldn't pass it up. The pinkish brown that's under the vest isn't part of the original color scheme, but I thought it went well with the other colors. I was thinking backing and possibly binding. When I returned home I discovered a piece of material with similar blue, purple and green. Bonus!
It's all washed and ready to cut. I may swap out the lightest colors with the brown or darker tan. I fear too much light color will show stains. Now I need to pick a pattern - I'm down to three choices. I just need to pick one and start cutting. I'm looking forward to this! It's been ages since I've made placemats.