I decided to make my version of Val Laird's beautiful placemats
I didn't do all the embroidery work, because I only had a couple of days to get them done. As it was I was up late getting them finished. But overall I don't think they turned out too bad, they were made with love for very special ladies. For which I am very thankful and glad to have them in my life.
First was deciding the materials, I was restricted to what I had in the cupboard. My friends will tell you, I don't know who designed what, I don't go for any particular persons material designs, I just go for material patterns that I like. And trying to put colours and patterns together is something I'm very much still learning.
All cut out and ready to sew,
I did the stitcheries first, but forgot to take a picture. I'm only new at this blogging thing, so remembering to take a picture at ever step, is a hit and miss I'm afraid. But hopefully I will get better. As you can see in the picture below I have done the stitching, added a lace frill, this was quicker than embroidering the frill like Val's.
Next step was to add the pellon and prairie points, these I have not done before, so found it challenging but fun.