This octagonal candle mat, constructed of a variety of cream and tan fabrics measures 16.5 inches in diameter. The neutral colors will make this a useful mat all year round.
The quilting is done in a line dancing design with gold metallic thread. The batting is Warm and Natural. The straight grain binding is applied to the front and hand stitched to the backing.
Hooray! Another small project is done and checked off my list!
This little Candle Mat sitting beneath a candle in a glass bell jar will protect the surface of our dining table. The red green and gold colors of the metallic fabrics make it festive for the holiday season while the Asian inspired designs make it usable year round. Having a variety of candle mats allows me to change the look of our dining table whenever inspired by the day, the menu or my choice of dinnerware. A simple change often lifts my spirit and increases my anticipation of dinner – even when I am the cook!
The mat was quilted with a gold metallic thread in a line dancing pattern that goes on both sides of every one of the seams throughout the block. The mat measures 12.5 inches across. The red and gold metallic print binding was applied by machine to the front and hand stitched to the back.
This small Candle Mat was made using some scraps and free motion quilted with MonoPoly on a domestic machine. Quick and easy, this mat was finished with bias binding applied on the back and top stitched on the front.
The finished mat was donated to the silent auction of hand crafted items at the Rosseau Fall Fair. I’m sure it will bring some fun and brightness to the table of the lucky bidder. All proceeds earned from the sale of items goes to support the fair.
This simple candle mat was made from a block given to me from my friend Jacqueline. I quilted it with a walking foot on a domestic machine using MonoPoly thread. The binding is straight grain applied to the back and top stitched on the front.
The finished mat was donated to the silent auction table at the Rosseau Fall Fair, where it raised some money to help with fair operating costs.
This small candle mat was made from a left-over block from a quilt I made for a young cousin’s wedding quilt. I have had in mind for a while to make a candle mat for our dining table. We typically have a table runner on it, with a glass bell jar on top. It looks nice when it is arranged nicely. However, at least twice a day, someone comes to shove aside the arrangement as the individual does a Sudoku puzzle or a crossword puzzle or reads the paper. The table runner ends up folded back on itself and looks terrible. My thought is that a smaller candle mat might not need to be moved aside to leave room for the activity. We’ll see! This is how it looks on the table.
Goal Status: 52 projects complete by today, December 31st. I’m very pleased to have met my goal to finish one project per week for the entire year. I am happy to have these projects done and thrilled that my flimsie cupboard is now empty. I still have Works in Progress that I need to finish, but the completed flimsies are now all done! Yee Haw!
Now I will take a few days off as we celebrate New Years at the cottage with all of our wonderful neighbours. It starts with a Pig roast at Ivan and Encela’s place, drinks later at Jean’s house and then lakeside fireworks at midnight at Andy and Leanne’s cottage. It will be fun!
A few days out of the sewing room will give me time to ponder my goals for 2012. Without the flimsies pressing on my conscience, I can be very creative and enjoy creating new masterpieces!