Monday, March 14, 2011

A Place for Everything!

Monday, March 14, 2011
My super easy place mats & holder are featured in a new bookazine! 
{A really big magazine full of extra projects}
I used Central Park by Kate Spain.
Pre-quilted fabric + 1 Jelly Roll = Fun placemats & a holder!

Here is the cover of the bookazine
"Perfect for Precuts"
I have a limited number of copies available in the shop!

The original set I made last may using Luna Notte fabric by 3 sisters.

The APQ crew loved the set when I gave them a peek at them @ Spring Market last year.  By September they had decided which publication of their's it would be in & asked me to make a 2nd set in spring fabrics. Central Park was the perfect choice!

The finished set in Central Park

Here is one placemat with a spring square dish...

...& here they are all set up for lunch by the APQ crew.

The photos above looks yummy... but when I found out that matching plates were coming out from Crate & Barrel I knew I needed them!  Ok so I probably don't need them, but I really wanted them. :-)  I made a trip to C&B this weekend to grab them before they are gone.

The plates are a bit darker in color than the fabrics, but they still look beautiful together. I might even make some matching napkins!

I'll take more photos once the place mats come home!



© Blog post written by Julie Herman
For more information visit http://www.jaybirdquilts.com/

23 comments:

Tanner said...

wow - these are gorgeous. I didn't know about the plates...how wonderful! I'm going to have to grab that magazine, too. :)

Angie said...

LOL - ok... that last comment was from me. "Tanner" is my son, and I didn't realize I was logged in as him. Definitely a Monday...

Dianne said...

Cute placemats...and love that they coordinate with the plates!

Melissa @ Happy Quilting said...

Congrats on being published again. I love the placemats and the plates will go so well with them!! I just ordered this magazine online (I couldn't resist when I found I have a quilt on the moda bake shop ad on the back) and I can't wait to get this wonderful pattern!

mascanlon said...

I love central park! I'm using a lot right now for nursery. But now I'm thinking maybe a few placemats too for when the baby is a bit bigger!

bethanndodd said...

Beautiful and so Springy...makes me smile :) And those plates are a definate bonus!

Kim Q said...

I love the Central Park prints and the dishes, and really like your placemats too. But they need to make the magazine a bit sturdier to be worth the price tag! LOL

natalie. beyond the reef said...

Very very cute! And great with the dishes - -
My Guild Philanthropy group just sent me a big box of projects to work on for the Guild, for the community....placemats for the senior center...so this is good inspiration for me; thanks!

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

love the placemats..and the plates are lovely

Melanie@Crafty Cupboard said...

No way, C&B has matching plates??? AAHHH!! I used to live minutes from a store. Guess I'll have to make a trip there!

Ms. De said...

I LOVE these Julie! and to have matching plates ~ what a beautiful table arrangement! Definitely have to get this magazine!

RenegadeQuilter said...

I picked up this magazine in Boise last week and love it. The shop that I got it in had just unboxed them. I haven't been through every pattern in the bookazine but they all look like a lot of fun.

Congrats on another publication.

Sonia said...

Your place mats are awesome! I like the plates you found. they match wonderfully. :)

Dorian said...

Those are nice looking mats Julie. I like the holder idea too!

Purple Quilter Queen said...

That Central Park is a little piece of Heaven! And the dishes! OMG - they match perfectly. Your placemats are adorable. How clever! Jenn

harleywife57 said...

Your placemats are adorable (of course I like everything you make!) and the dishes are so cool !

Tricia said...

They look great in Central Park! And those plates...LOVE! I can't wait to get my hands on that book-a-zine!

Cathy said...

The dishes are done in one of my favorite prints from Central Park. If I had extra spending money, I'd be buying plates!!

Kimberlee said...

Those look really nice. Can't wait to go buy that one, LOL! Adding more to my to-do list.
~Kimberlee
www.TheSpunkyDiva.com
PS - I have a book giveaway going on at my blog. Would love to have you stop by!

SarahB said...

I really want those dishes too! My mom gave me olivey-green Fiestaware for Christmas it matches the leaves on the fabric, so I'm plotting to just buy a set of the patterned plates if I ever drag myself to the mall!

Quirky Quilter said...

Absolutely love the plates - they are my colours!

Chef Sharon Ann said...

These placemats are adorable and just what I have been looking for. I just ordered the book...can't wait to get it and make them. Now I just have to pick out which fabric I want to use.

andie said...

Just bought this magazine!!! Love the placemats. I will be working of them thru out the year for Christmas gifts. Thanks!