A little while back, Afton expressed interest in having me make them a bed quilt. Well, large-sized quilts are quite the undertaking and at the time, a large project like that just wasn't in the stars for me so I went small.
My sis is quite into astrology while I just float about. I know loads about my sign, Libra (which is also Rio's!), but that's pretty much it. I picked up this stellar zodiac fabric at an estate sale some time ago and fell in love with it immediately. I think it calls for a special project for just the right person though so onto the shelves it went until this project popped into my head.
Af and her man recently moved into a little bungalow and had a house-warming party. Since that's a few plane rides away from us, we had to miss the festivities but I still wanted to help welcome them to their new abode somehow. This little project fulfilled the need for a housewarming and a Christmas gift.
Cutting out their respective signs, Cancer and Taurus, I created two complimentary placemats that are meant to be used and (slightly) abused. I made bias tape from the only fabric I inherited from my great granny, Cleo, and use it very sparingly. This seemed like the perfect project to use it on.