After purchasing some white fabric and navy fabric I decided to make my candle mats with the navy snowman fabric I had been using in my holiday projects. I love this fabric because it's holiday but doesn't scream Christmas.
To make my candle mats I wanted to do a 10.5 by 10.5 square, and I didn't want to have to make 8 half square triangles per candle mat, so I made large pin wheels with only four sides. So all together I created 3 candle mats, with the use of 6 HST's made from originally 6 inch by 6 inch square (I make them big and cut them down to ensure it looks like had good accuracy). The first square I did on it's own, but when I started the second I decided to do all the cuts for the third as well and produce them at the same time, turned out to be a great idea because I wasn't switching task all the time.
I used pinwheel instructions from Quilts for Kids which is a non-profit organization that collects quilts for kids who have illnesses or hardships going on in their lives. (Seems like a good organization, and once I get to making quilts I would love to do something like this.)
The three mats turned out really well I think, I loved how the backs turned out the most.
|The back almost looks like a snowflake pattern because I kept my bobbin thread white.|
|On the top I quilted each individual pinwheel, for white I used navy thread, for the snowman fabric I used white thread. And handy dandy,stitch 23.|
|All Three Completed Candle Mats, one with a candle to show scale.|
|This is a candle mat on top of our sub-woofer. I figured if it's going to be in the living room it might as well be festive.|
|Just another picture but on our end table.|
Now I just need to get some quilting tags so I can put created by on each one :)