Sunday, May 6, 2012

Castle Peeps placemats

I made these placemats for my kids ages ago - they were actually Hanukkah presents!
Of course, I finished stitching them late at night and wrapped them straight away to gift them the very next day.
Since then they've gotten continuous use which has made it really hard to get any decent photos before they got messy again, and again, and again.

And then, I used some scraps of batting and wasn't sure which brand and how far apart I could leave it open. So, already food stained I added some hand quilting (my first attempt at hand quilting!) before throwing them in the wash for the first time.
I fussy cut the peeps and then made the one block loosely based on the Sunspot block in Elizabeth Hartman's book, The Practical Guide to Patchwork.
They are very well-loved and well-used and definitely brighten up the dining table.
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