Friday, February 20, 2015

I Eat My Lunch Alone and I LOVE It!

That is the name of my quilted place mat.

"I Eat My Lunch Alone and I LOVE It!"

Ok .... so if you are a quilter, you probably turn your kitchen table into a sewing center by day and back to a kitchen table at dinner time. 

Yes ----- That is my Heart Quilt under my breakfast this morning. 

A couple years ago I made an extra large place mat from the denim scraps from my Blue Denim Quilt.  I use it for eating breakfast and lunch. I wanted it to be big enough to cover my cutting board, that is always on my kitchen table. I can quickly turn my sewing work space into an eating space by just flopping the quilted place mat down on the cutting board. At dinner time, I move things to the other end of the table.

My new Heart Place Mat is oversized. It measures 18" by 24".

"I eat my lunch alone... and I love it" Heart Place Mat

This is my entry for the Project QUILTING Season 6 Challenge Number 4 --- Hearts.

I was also inspired by Pat Sloan's Hip to be Square Challenge and used 2 1/2 inch squares.

The Project Quilting Challenge states you need to have at least 12 hearts.... well look closely at the quilting....

There tons of hearts all over my quilted place mat.

Bottom right corner I stitched:
Marcia 2015
PQS6Ch 4

I had fun taking photos of my pretty blue plates on my new place mat!

I not only love eating breakfast and lunch alone, I also love my new place mat.  

Thanks Kim at Project Quilting for the wonderful HEART Challenge!

When I read the challenge on Sunday, I decided, I was going to make something with my blue fabrics.

On Monday, I was skyping with daughter and my grandson and they had been making valentines cards.  My daughter had taken a washable marker and drew a little heart on my grandson hand.  He proudly showed it to me!  Then they put a star on his other hand.  They took a photo and sent it to me.

He said "Grandmama --- Heart!"  So I grabbed a marker out of my sewing basket and drew a blue heart on the back of my hand.

We skype and we send photos back and forth everyday.  We have decided that long distance relationships work best when we share something about our days, every day through messaging and photos. 

Later in the day, I sent this photo to them.  I kept thinking I had quilting threads on the back of my hand --- it was a distraction... but a good distraction that reminded me of the love I feel for my family --- all of them.

And if I could I would have a house full for breakfast and lunch and dinner!

Having a pretty place mat, with pretty food, makes breakfast and lunch fun!

I will be linking this post up over at Persimon Dreams for the Project Quilting Challenge.

Thanks for following along!



Sheila said...

Beautiful placemat beautifully quilted. Love your dishes : )

VickiT said...

What a beautiful placemat Marcia! Love those rich blue colors you have used. Gorgeous dishes too.

Too funny about your Grandson.

LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

Your placemat is beautiful! Definitely something I want to try!

Lia*s Handmades said...

I so adore your work!

Carla said...

I love your heart story with your grandson. Your placemat is a shining star in blue. Very pretty.

Lucky Duck Dreams said...

Love love love your large placemat! Love love love you plates too!

MegsAnn said...

How sweet! The placemat is cute and I'm loving the drawn hearts on your hands. What a great way to stay connected.

PersimonDreams said...

loving this placement and I Love how you went with blue since it's not the typical red or pink!