Monday, April 11, 2011

Old meets New

About a year ago I made this "very much loved" table runner with my favourite Japanese fabric. I always meant to make some place mats, and even got the fabric required. (Which promptly found a nice comfortable resting place in my sewing room, patiently waiting to be made into something!)
12 months on, I have begun to make the place mats. One is finished, and the others well on the way . . . however, they do show up the old runner. The question is, do I have enough fabric left to make another runner, or should I just leave it. I thought the runner was pretty good, until the place mats arrived. I even put the runner through the wash, yet again,
but love and time have aged it.
Young Peter is delighted as this is how much bigger they are than our old place mats, and it was his idea to make matching mats.
I couldn't get the same binding, but I got a pretty good match.

7 comments:

Susan said...

Gorgeous table mats Annie. Quite distinctive :D)

Jayne said...

Love them!

Diane said...

You've done a lovely job! Well done. And such a good match for the bindings.

Olga said...

Beautiful work!

Chocolate Cat said...

They are gorgeous. If you have a house make a new tablerunner but if you have a home enjoy the one you have already made and use that time to start something new!

Farmyard Crafts said...

i agree with what Lise said... about the home thing! If you're worried they don't look aged enough... hang them on the clothesline for a few days?

aracne said...

The new place mats will look as aged as the table runner after a few washinigs, don't you think? If it was me, before I made a new tablerunner, the placemats would look aged...