Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Summer Sewing Fun

I finished all four summer placemats. 
I'm really pleased!  They're very cheery!
The checked binding really did the trick,
don't you think?

I did the quilting with red, green
and white variegated thread.
And then while all my red scraps were out,
I made this cute little patriotic table top quilt. 
Do you remember the little Happy Jack
I made for Halloween last year?


I've wanted to make other little quilts to fit in that frame ever since.  I found this little quilt in the Quilts and More magazine from the summer of 2006.  It was not supposed to be a stand-alone mini-quilt, but was designed as a button-on pillow cover.

But it was the perfect 12 1/2" size for the stand. 
Cute, huh? 
I'm thinkin' I'm ready for summer now! 
So why the heck am I still teaching at school???? 


  1. I love the flag quilt, how cute! And such a pretty little frame too. ☺

  2. I love all of these little quilts you've made! I want to get a little hanger like that and have some quilts I can change out during the year. I think I would like being surrounded by my quilts that way. I love what you've done.

  3. Yes the red check is perfect for those delicious placemats.

    Cute stand and your little quilt is great.

  4. Great job on all 3 projects. I love them all ;-)

  5. Oh Polly, those placemats are the cutest ever! I really like your little flag quilt too!

  6. love your little flag quilt on the stand (I do remember the happy halloween one too!) and your placemats are picnic ready-too cute!

    **Must confess I was expecting a new 'watermelon' purse out of the leftovers tho** tee-hee! :)

  7. Very cute! And I'm ready for summer too :-)

  8. Oh my goodness you have been busy! Everything is just adorable! :-)

  9. Your placemat is incredibly ADORABLE!!!! Love it!!

  10. Polly, Polly, Polly - just what am I going to do with you? You just never stop making me smile.

    Yes - I DO remember your little Happy Jack. How perfect to replace it with the darling patriotic mini quilt. Hmmmmm....just what I LOVE - MINIS !!!!

    Okay, Polly, what's next on your agenda? Rest maybe?

    Is school out soon for you?

  11. That is the cutest placemat! Love the flag as well but am just drooling over the placemat.


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