Foundation Blog Tour by Sassafras Lane Designs!

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Won't you join me?

So excited to be a part of the Foundation Blog Tour by Sassafras Lane Designs!  

When I first received my box of fabrics with every color under the rainbow, the first thing that came to my mind was "I need to make some beautiful flowers!".  Maybe it's because it's been a little dreary here in the Pacific Northwest, but I thought these colorful placemats would be the perfect thing to add some color to my life!

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I was so excited when my box of fabric arrived!

What will I do?

Which place would you like to sit?

I might have gotten a little carried away.  Once I started making these, I just couldn't stop.  There were just so many beautiful colors to create with!

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I made a mix of both Skinny Robin and Fat Robin 16-point and 32-point compass blocks and companions.  You can make any 16" block you want!

 Close up view of a 32-Point Fat Robin Compass Sunflower (Version 1).

Close up view of a 32-Point Fat Robin Compass Sunflower (Version 1).

These placemat forms by Bosal were the perfect canvas to put my flowers on!  These forms come in a 4-pack.  They are available at many sewing and craft shops and will soon be available on my website as well.

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Perfect Match!

16" Compass Blocks and  

16" Placemat Forms by Bosal!

Make your choice of any Skinny Robin or Fat Robin 16" compass block or variation.  Using the template sheet found in your Skinny or Fat Robin Mariner's Compass Book, make a 16" freezer paper circle.  Press it onto the right side of your block making sure it covers all of your points.  Start sewing your rick rack around the perimeter of the freezer paper, using the freezer paper circle as a guide so your rick rack will end up in a perfect circle.  Make sure the rick rack starts and ends toward the outside perimeter of the block.  This way the ends will finish to the inside of your placemat.

Remove the freezer paper, and then turn the rick rack under so that half of it still shows around the perimeter.  Pull on the rick rack so that you get a perfect circle and press into place. 

Take one of the Bosal forms and use it as a pattern to cut some backing fabric making sure to cut the backing about 1/2" wider around the perimeter than the form.  The Bosal forms are fusible on both sides, so first press the backing fabric down on one side.  Flip the form over, and carefully press the raw curved edge down around the form. (Be careful not to get your iron onto the fusible part!)

Finally, take your pressed block and pin it onto the Bosal form.  Then just edge stitch around the entire perimeter and you have a beautiful flower placemat!

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Add dishes

and you are ready for a colorful dinner party!

Check out all the other wonderful things folks are making with this beautiful Foundation fabric line!  

Designed by Sassafras Lane Designs for Windham Fabrics.

Blog Schedule:
Tuesday, February 6th: Shayla Wolf | Sassafras Lane Designs
Wednesday, February 7th: Giuseppe Ribaudo | Giucy Giuce
Thursday, February 8th: Tara Curtis | Wefty Needle
Friday, February 9th: Nichole Vogelsinger | Wild Boho
Saturday, February 10th: Robin Long | Robin Ruth Design
Sunday, February 11th: Jessie Stern | Jessie Stern Sews
Monday, February 12th: Jessica VanDenburgh | Sew Many Creations
Tuesday, February 13th: Kristy Wolf | Wolf Creek Quilting
Wednesday, February 14th: Sarah Sharp | No Hats in the House
Thursday, February 15th: Nicole Daksiewicz | Modern Handcraft
Friday, February 16th: Elise Baek | Elise & Emelie
Saturday, February 17th: Kaitlyn Howell | Knot and Thread Design
Sunday, February 18th: Sarah Thomas | Sariditty
Monday, February 19th: Jo Westfoot | The Crafty Nomad
Tuesday, February 20th: Shayla Wolf | Recap
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Camano Island Quilters Guild Workshop and Lectures

Had a great day and workshop with this group of lovely ladies from the Camano Island Quilters Guild!  Look at all those beautiful compasses!

Also had the opportunity to speak to both the morning and evening groups of the Camano Island Quilters Guild.  They were very welcoming and it was fun to meet their members and learn about all of the great things they are working on in the their guild.  I was impressed by how many quilters are so active in the Camano Island area.  If you live in the Camano Island area and like to quilt, this would be a great guild to join!  (Link below for the Camano Island Quilters Guild)

This is Rainbow Lodge where I got to spend the night.  What a beautiful lodge and QUILTING RETREAT.  This retreat is connected to the online fabric store, Over the Rainbow.  Check out the link below for an awesome spot to spend time quilting or to buy fabric online!  And thanks, Mandy, for your hospitality!

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