I used the lovely Windermere line by Brenda Riddle Designs for this post and while it’s a bit of a more traditional palette than I typical use I really love how it came out.
The whole process of coming up with a design, planning, writing it out and photographing is such a fun process for me when I make enough time to do it in big chunks. Is it odd that I find the process of making just as beautiful as the finished product? I always end up with many more photos of the process than I could ever use!
In the design process I struggled with whether to leave the tan edges to make crisp corners or to give the design a softer look by cropping the tips of the sashing. Significantly inspired by how my EQ7 of this design came out I opted for cropping the tips of the sashing!
I’m so pleased with how the first of these placemats looks on the hutch I inherited from my Grandmother. It’s a very old piece of beautiful wood furniture and I’m glad there’s a soft place for things to land on it now!
PS. There’s a great post coming next week on how I bleached the background fabric to make a second placemat! Follow my the blog on Bloglovin or subscribe to the newsletter to get notified when that’s out, I can’t wait to show you!!!!
Coordinating Mini Barn Quilt
I had someone ask me about the Mini Barn Quilt in some of the pictures, I coordinated one of my kits to look perfect with this placemat, you can buy the kits for the shown Arkansas Traveler block or 5 other designs over at MiniBarnQuilts.com