I've got a recipe in the oven over at Moda Bake Shop!
They're called Paintchip Placemats and I am in love with them!
It all started months ago when I was flipping through the pages of an issue of House and Home and came across these cute placemats by Avril Loreti.
A few weeks later I got a peek at Vanessa's new collection Simply Color.
This picture doesn't do any justice- but when I saw those Ombre solids my heart skipped a beat.
You know how our brains work. It wasn't an instant match. A few days later while my mind continued to circulate all the crap inside I had a lightbulb moment. (Oprah calls it an 'Ah Ha!' moment)
"What if I used Vanessa's Ombre to make some quilted paintchip placemats!?"
I loved the idea so much that I couldn't just keep it to myself. Besides, the fabric wasn't even out in stores yet and I did not want to wait. So I contacted the fine folks at Moda and they sent me a few pieces to make my lovely placemats.
The hardest part has been waiting to share it with all of you!
Now that I have one of each color- yes, I have a grey one too! (it didn't fit on the table ;o) - I want to go back and make sets of each color. 6 Green, 6 Blue, 6 Orange... you get the idea. They'll make the BEST Christmas gifts!
Now that I've reached my days quota of exclamation points I'm going to let you skip on over to the Bake Shop and get started on your placemats.
HAPPY SEWING! :o)