I actually made a place mat!
I started making a place mat and changed my mind and made a throw pillow.
The pattern is called the Tea Time Placemat from Sharon's from Lillabelle Lane Creations's new book, A Stitch in Time.
She asked a few of us bloggers if we would join her for a tour of her book and I had to do another project with one of her patterns from her amazing English Paper Piecing book!!
It really is a lovely publication. There are a ton of small projects that you can finish rather quickly. They would make great gifts as the holidays approach. This throw pillow that I adapted from the place mat pattern is quick to make and allows a lot creative ways you can add your own touch.
I had originally planned to take the vintage feel that the reproduction prints gave a little further with some embroidery as she suggested in her book, but I couldn't resist giving it a modern twist with matchstick quilting adding pops of color to tone the dark brown crosshatch fabric I used for the background.
The only difference than her placemat finish is that I added a hidden zipper backing.
And instead of the headache of piping? I just bind my pillows as if they were quilts!
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