Wednesday, October 8, 2008
Harvest Pumpkins for Day Eight of the Big Draw and Hawaiian Quilted Place Mat #3
Drawing for eight days already, who knew? These pumpkins were in a magazine I had at work and right now I can't give credit to the artist as I do not remember where I saw them, my apologies. But I like the fall leaves and promise of autumn coming soon. Our temps here are just starting to go down, we are still in the 80's and high 70's this week. Nice for noontime walking. And this is my third quilted Hawaiian Place mat from Jim's shirt collars. First you see the back using the back of one of his shirts... and then you see the front using seven different collars. The white lines will hopefully disappear when I wash them. Originally I had sewn all the 22 collars together and had thoughts of cutting them out in the shape of one very large long fish. Here you can make out the fish tail I had envisioned. But that idea swam away as the photo quilt took shape and these got cut up into place mats instead. I doubted Abby or Sam had a wall large enough to hang the fish! ;-) Now I will use more shirt fabric to make a few more quilted place mats in this set, as Sam has a large family to feed when she has company.