Inspired by The Dressmaker of Khair Khana, I’ve been doing some sewing lately [editors note: this post was originally drafted in late August/early September. Where has the time gone?]
With my mom’s assistance, I made placemats, napkins and aprons for a friend’s wedding gift.
The placemats are trimmed with black bias binding. I chose the four accent colors for the back of each placemat and my mom made two napkins in each accent color (2 red, 2 orange, etc.). We so liked the pepper fabric, we made two placemats for ourselves.
Aprons are a standby project of my mom’s, so she has several patterns. I made a more feminine cut apron out of the pepper fabric for the bride, and a straighter more BBQ style apron out of Democrats print fabric for the groom. He and I met working on political campaigns, so I think he’ll appreciate it.
Another friend was expecting her first child in September, and while shopping for the apron fabrics, I saw the top fleece used for this blanket on sale, and decided to purchase it.
The back is green fleece, to match the green print on the front.
It’s a very simple no-sew project: line up the fleece, cut out the corners of the fabrics, then cut the fringe to the appropriate length you want. Tie the fringe together and you’re done.
My mom has made several for the family and they’re quite nice, especially in the winter.
This is good sized for a lap quilt, and I’ve been told that mom and baby like it very much. 🙂
I also made the placemats below (Happy Hanukkah to me!)