....or something like that. After I finished Anne's projects, that I posted about yesterday, I still had some of the Virginia Creeper fabrics left and wanted to use them before I retire this fabric palette this weekend. (If you would like some of these fabrics you can order them through Friday.
Anyway, what I had left were primarily the reds, pinks and the spiral. I decided to make more placemats (big surprise) and why not make some Valentine's Day placemats. Now, people who know me will be laughing themselves silly right now. I'm not into hearts, Valentine's Day or pink. I really dislike pink but I challenged myself to make a placemat design using the pink Rose Quartz fabric that I would actually use.
This I can live with. The pink in this palette isn't one of the sweet pinks so that helps. But what I love is the addition of the gray. I might have made the dark red sashing wider but I limited myself to the fabric I had available and I used every bit on these projects.
I applied fusible web to the back of the Bordeaux, Dark Cardinal and Rose Quartz fabrics and cut the hearts with my Accuquilt Go! cutter with the hearts die. Then I did a simple free-motion outline stitch on each heart so that the placemats would wear well through the wash.
One of the things I worried about with the Go! cutter was wasted fabric. You can see here that by paying attention to fabric placement that waste is minimal.
Of course I had lots of extra hearts so I made some coasters using the Cobblestone fabrics as a base. The bubblegum pink napkins are from the napkin stash that Cindy provides me. She must have picked up 20 of these pink napkins! I used 4 of them for this set and they are improved with the applique. I have an idea in the back of my mind for a use for some of the others.
It's barely in the category of acceptable pink levels but "barely" is good enough and I will use these next month.
Here's the whole set. You can see that the heart arrangement on the placemats is random and different on each one. Maybe I will come up with something for St. Patrick's Day next.