Tuesday, 25 September 2012

Iron Craft #19: Fall Colours

The challenge this week:

"While deciding on this next challenge theme I realized we hadn’t done a color theme in awhile. I looked out my window and saw the touches of yellow, red and orange starting to appear in the trees. I love those warm colors of this season, so that is you challenge, make something using the colors of fall." (Courtesy of Just Crafty Enough)

Since it's Thanksgiving in a couple of weeks up here in Canada, I thought I would make something for the holiday using fall colours.

Ta da!

Thanksgiving placemats!

I made them using maroon, burnt orange, yellows, browns and greens.  All fall colours!

And they have little chicks on them!  Adorable!

I got the idea and pattern for these placemats from a book called Scrap Basket Crafts.

I appliqued the chicks on the background and learned a new embroidery stitch (the daisy chain) to make the chicken foot prints.  I also sewed tiny seed beads onto the bottom as their pecking grain.  

The backs are made some a vintage piece of burnt orange corduroy that I had no idea what to do with.  So pretty!

I think they will make a lovely addition to our Thanksgiving spread.  I just have to work on two more so that the whole family can have one.  The kids have already claimed these ones. :D


To see all of the Iron Crafters in their fall best, please visit the Flickr Group.

1 comment:

kat said...

Wow, you showed so great skills on these with all the stitching. The combs are wonderful.