Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Hey good lookin'! Whatcha' got cookin'?

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) 
 

13 comments:

Melissa Corry said...

I checked the Moda Bake Shop first thing this morning after yesterday's little hint!! I just love these place mats!! They are fabulous!!! (And I like exclamation points as well :)

Dawn White said...

These are terrific! Can't wait to make some!

A.J. Dub. (Amy) said...

FAB - U - LOUS! Thanks for the recipe! :)

Allison said...

fantastic placemats! thanks for sharing the recipe :)

Holly said...

They're totally gorgeous! I love the ombre fabrics in Vanessa's new line. It must make you so happy to look at the table now!

Ellie Q said...

Love these! What a great idea!

VickiT said...

I LOVE this idea. They turned out just awesome. Great job!
I really am excited to get some of that fabric because the entire collection is just gorgeous.

Kirsten said...

So beautiful - such a great use of the lovely ombre tones!

Cindy said...

Brilliant! Must make these to go with my Feasta Ware!

smileynann said...

Emily - SUCH a great job! I don't know that I would be patient enough for the embroidery, but they would still be cute with just the fabric. This fabric was BEGGING for paint chips!!

Pop Neo said...

I would name your blog the dreamland! While Santa knocks at our door just once per year, you blog is open the whole year – wow!
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Nancy said...

Love, love, LOVE your placemats! Any idea where we can get the ombre fabric from? Thanks!

:)

Amy DeCesare said...

Brilliant! I love the finished project. That ombre fabric is going to be a goldmine for fun projects!