Monday, February 1, 2010

Double Dealing

This is what I've been working on.  Between sorting, straightening and organizing it seems as though the time spent on the actual sewing/constructing was nothing at all.

I picked through the two stashes, the one given to me and my own stash.  Came up with enough of a choice to come up with these.

Some quick, simple table/place mats.  Utilitarian, yet something to brighten my day.

If one side isn't pleasing, just flip the thing over and there's a whole different attitude.

See, what I mean
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Used leftover string strips {No Strings Attached Challenge}
and odd-ball FQs
created at least 20-Minutes-A-Day
Now it's off to my Thimbleberries Stash.

Hope to do a triple play by
creating 20-Minutes-A-Day
using Strings

participating in Melody's QAWM*


  1. What a great idea for little strips of stash!! I love the bright strips in the third one down!! Good work.

  2. Fantastic that the mats are reversible!

  3. I adore your place mats! I've quilting and have always wished I could sew. (Too many hobbies, not enough time for everything.) I especially like the one with the animals ... so bright and cheerful.

  4. Oops, I meant to say I LOVE the look of quilting ... wish I knew how to sew.

  5. Wow, I like the red, white and blue ones!

  6. Very beautiful & reversible place mats, I love ! Hugs from France

  7. Your placemats looks so cheery!! Great idea for strips of material.

    Thank you for visiting my blog and for your kind compliment. I do like your idea of 20 minutes a day! I try to tat everyday, even if only for a few minutes. Then I feel like my day is complete.

    I am working on another piece of tatting that will be a picture. Some tatting and maybe a drawn background. I have to see when the tatting is done and see how it looks all toghether.

    Have a great day!!

  8. Great idea for using your gorgeous fabrics - love the fact that they are reversible so you can ring the changes!

  9. Great idea to make them reversable, and all those yummy fabrics won't show any little drips and spills.

  10. those are so fun...what a great way to use up some of your fabric snippets...thanks for stopping over to visit me:)

  11. great idea having them reversible, they're fun!
    thanks for stopping by and for your input on the dress :)

  12. Hi ya ! Yep I'm still around, just not got round to the blogging much since we got back from our Christmas hols. Also been busy in my newest hobby of quilting !

    Sorry didn't reply sooner but only went into Ravelry this morning and found it.

    Hopefully I'll be posting again very soon its just getting the time and internet connection out here which is the real bug-bear here.

    Speak real soon, love your quilting x

  13. These are beautiful! I love scrap projects.

  14. Gerry, I love your blog! And I love what you did with the scraps. Thank you so much for stopping by my blog and becoming a follower.


  15. Hi Gerry, As a new 20 Minuter I thought I would look and see what others have been doing for their 20 Minutes! Your Strings are just fantastic! I have been doing strings at the moment too - for Soldier Quilts, there is a bit about it on my blog. I just love making String anythings!
    Lovely blog and inspirations, Thanks,

  16. Terrific idea. I bet even I could do those... well maybe not.. But, it's worth a try. They are so much more special now.


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