Musings from the mind of a modern day Sue.

Luncheon Napkins

I decided to make a set of eight luncheon napkins to decorate a table for a ladies event at our church. Our Kindred Hearts women’s group has an annual event called Festival of Tables. Members host a table and decorate it using a theme of their choice. Tickets are sold to a Saturday morning brunch, and attendees vote on their favorite table.

This is the first year that I will attend the event, and I signed up to decorate a table, too. My theme is “Welcome Spring!” After a long, cold winter here in Michigan, everyone is glad the snow has melted and the weather is warming up. I decided to warm up my table with cheerful spring colors. I chose fabrics from my stash that coordinate well with my china set.

China & Napkin Placesetting

China with Luncheon Napkin

I used a pattern from my Groovy Girls days at our local quilt shop (LQS), Common Threads. The shop held a Saturday morning club once a month for a couple of years, that my sisters and I attended. Members learned new techniques through demos, swooned over shop samples, shared show & tell, and received discounts on pattern and fabric purchases. Atkinson Designs sponsored the club. We received free patterns following each club meeting, and this fabric napkin pattern was one.

Luncheon Napkins

The pattern uses some quick piecing techniques that makes stitching easy. Each napkin uses two fat quarters. I found a print seersucker fabric for the front of the napkin that was adequate yardage for all eight napkins. I used two different green hand dyed fabrics for the napkin backs. The binding is made from folding the back to the front of the napkin. I’m still deciding how I will fold the napkins.

Folded Napkins

Folded Napkins

Besides these cheerful napkins, the table will be set with a crocheted table cover, owned by my mother-in-law, and fresh flowers. What could be more Spring?

What are you stitching up?

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