Following the success of the Halloween Sewing Swap that I recently took part in, many members of that swap group, including myself, went on to take part in the follow-up Autumn Be Thankful Sewing Swap.
For this swap we were to make one item for our partner but I must admit that I deviated a little from this as I made a set of table mats. Not really one item, but it is one set, and after all a table mat on it’s own is a little lonely.
I decided to make two pairs of mats rather than four all the same. Two were made with a block of woven fabric strips as the main highlight,
and the second pair featured a pair of maple leaves, made following the tutorial by Anjeanette Klinder.
The mats were backed in a print from the Four All Seasons: Fall line by Kim Schaefer for Andover Fabrics and bound in Kona Cheddar.
I stuck to straight line quilting on these, although my machine did not seem to like that for a qhile as it randomly decided to developed a stitch skipping problem for no discernible reason. It was cleaned, had a new needle, bobbin change and all manner of investigation but it persisted with the problem for a while and then switched back to stitching perfectly just as quickly as it had started skipping. I think once I get my Christmas stitching out of the way it will be time for a service.
Linking up with Alyce’s Sew Cute Tuesday over at Blossom Heart Quilts, and welcome to all who are visiting from there.
8 thoughts on “Sewing for Autumn”
Wow….really love your table mats. I just love anything fall.
Lovely table mats!!
These are really lovely, I am sure your partner will be delighted with them I would be 🙂
What a great idea to make two pairs of mats. I am especially fond of the maple leaf ones! So Canadian! Ha, ha! Great job on all!
What lovely work!!
Great mats! Love the leaves!
Beautiful mats.would love them myself. Alice