Here is my approach to the Feb TIF challenge. The color block for the challenge is shown also. Last month I worked on the concept challenge, this month tried the color challenge.
What I've done in the making of the placemats is not such a stretch. However the "further" portion for me in this month's challenge is to create a tutorial - photo and words - to help others do a similar project.
This idea came about when a young mom friend and her daughters came over for a craft day. The oldest child is nearly 5 - so I had placemats sewn and ready to decorate with iron-on appliques.
This worked so well for a group project. The mom does not sew much and asked me how to make the placemats.
Then when looking at this month's challenge colors - the light bulb hit - and this set of placemats is the result.
Oh yes, have a good draft up of the sew a placemat tutorial
Comments on clarity, flow, things that would make it better are very welcome.
To finish up on the challenge am still working on the follow up for iron-on applique.
Here is a finished placemat with the fabric glittery glue in place and dry.
We are using the placemats at the kitchen table and enjoying them very much.