I can't believe this March! The saying goes: "If it comes in like a lion it will go out like a lamb. But if it comes in like a lamb it will go out like a lion." This month definitely came in like a lamb and it seems to be staying that way! HURRAY!!
March 1st I heard and saw the first of the Red Winged black birds. By the third the Robins showed up then a few days later the Finches. Now it seems it is full blown spring!! In the pond next door the Mallard ducks and the Canadian geese are making their nest and making family plans.
I love this time of year!! Every thing is new. The old is gone and the sun is shining. The days are getting longer and brighter. It reminds me of what the Lord said in Second Corinthians 5: 17:
...so that if any one is in Christ he or she is a new creature;
the old things DID pass away, lo, all things have become new.
Young's Literal Translation of the Holy Bible
This month's placemat pattern is whimsical with a friendly lion and lamb for you to appliqué. I won't have much instruction this month. You can refer to other placemat patterns on the list at the right for applique instructions. I have the picture for placement of the pieces.
You will need a copy of the pattern. You can find this on the right listed under "Links to my Patterns". The pattern is color coded so you will need to trace out each pattern piece separately. Cut out the pieces out of appropriate color fabrics. You choose the colors. You can choose "life-like" colors or what ever you would like to choose. Here is the picture:
For each placemat you will need:
15 x 18 fabrics for each of the front background, stabilizer, and backing
Fat quarter for lion's body, face, ears
Fat quarter for lamb
Fat quart for lion's face
scraps for rest--eyes mouth, noses
Follow picture above for placement of pieces and machine applique on. Layer and bind off using your favorite method. As you can see I made mine oval but you can make your rectangle if you wish.
I apologize for this being such a short tutorial but if you have any questions about this pattern please write me at the email address in my profile. Make sure you write something about this pattern, such as, 'March placemat' or something similar so I don't delete your message as spam.
Thank you for looking! Have a great day! God bless!!