I made these place mats for my best friend for her birthday, I found the pattern in one of my old Country Marketplace magazine and new she would like them, she lives on a farm and loves red. Did any of you get that magazine when it was published. Country Sampler is still being published, but for some reason they stopped publishing the Marketplace and I have saved quite a few of the issues that had patterns of projects I knew I would like to do someday. I loved how these turned out, I may just have to make myself some too ;) They were machine pieced and quilted. I love to hand quilt but I just managed to finish these the night before her birthday and that wouldn't have happened if I had hand quilted them.
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Here they are together
And here is a little closer picture to see I just did the same quilting the girl who did the pattern did for hers. My first attempt at doing the free motion quilting. Usually I go the safe route and just stitch in the ditch (follow the squares) But I loved the effect her stitching gave to them so I gave it a try.
I managed to get 10 cards made last night, one for each of our brothers and sisters and my father in law, they are all getting the same type card, I will share when I know they have received them, so they can see them in person first. I may just get my cards all made before my daughter gets here, I don't know how much crafting time I will have after that.
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