It finally feels like Spring in the Pacific Northwest! I bought my first bunch of daffodils just a week ago.
The tulips in my garden are going to bloom soon and my roses are starting to bud!
I need to get out in the garden and pull weeds that have started to sprout.
The fabrics I used for this project is from Heather Bailey's line for Free Spirit - "Up Parasol".
I love the colors in the prints - beautiful clear colors in lime, orange, aqua and lilac.
The solid cream fabric is Essex linen in color Linen.
I also love the reverse side of the placemats - the fabrics are gorgeous together.
I used 4" drunkard's block templates and an 18mm rotary cutter to cut the shapes.
This is much easier and more accurate than using templates.
Unfortunately the company who I purchased the templates from and are listed in the article are not in business : ) You can find them on the internet - just search for 4" drunkard's patch template.
Fast Cutting Tip:
Use an 18mm rotary cutter and 4” drunkard’s path acrylic template to cut pattern pieces A and B.
For Pattern piece A - cut 4 1/2” strips. Cut the strips into 4 1/2” squares. Use the template to finish cutting the pattern piece.
For Pattern piece B - cut 2 1/2” strips. Cut the strips into 2 1/2” squares. Use the template to finish cutting the pattern piece.
An 18mm rotary cutter is the perfect size to cut small curves.
If you want to make a set for yourself, you can find the Stitch Sp' 15 issue HERE.
Have a Lovely Day!