Friday, January 24, 2014

Finish It Up Friday - a small finish

A while back I wrote a Sunday Stash post showing off some pretty fleur de lis fabric I purchased from my LQS.  Need a reminder?  Here you go:
Now I love this fabric because 1) it's got fleur de lis on it; and 2) it's red and I love red.  That said, it's not the kind of fabric I'm drawn to for quilt making.  I simply could not, however, leave these FQ on the shelves and so they came home with me and sat.  And sat.  Until I stumbled across this tutorial for making two double-sided cloth napkins out of two FQ - perfect!

After some initial hesitation regarding the size (the finished napkin measures approx. 18"x11") I decided to just go for it.  And voila:
I got eight pretty little napkins!  I ended up deciding to divide my napkins into two sets of four and gifted one set to a friend for Christmas and another set to my friend/neighbor/co-worker Anna as a thank you for being a lovely friend/neighbor/co-worker :)

FYI, I also decided (after studying one on my lap for size) that I worried for nothing.  The napkin is long enough to cover both legs and covers enough of the thigh to catch all but the worst spills.  Definitely a useful way to get good bang for your FQ buck!  And yay for being environmentally friendly, too!

Linking up with Finish It Up Friday at Crazy Mom Quilts.


  1. Those are very cute! What a great gift they will be too.

  2. Such adorable napkins! Glad they are being well loved. :)