I’m a Big Fat Copycat

October 26th

I’ll admit I take most of my sewing inspiration from craft blogs. I see others trying new projects and think, “Oooh… I should so do that!” This all started several years ago when I made the fateful discovery of Craftster. The rest is history.
This zakka patchwork mat follows a similar story. I saw it first on LittleBirds and then found another great version made by Autum. I am a scrap saver — mainly because my mom is this incredible quilter and always appreciates when I give her the extras. I pulled out a bag of scraps I’d intended to give her and realized that some of these colors would look so cute in a kitchen mat…

CU, kettle

Slowly but surely I used my Quilting 101 book and my rotary cutter and pieced together these strips. It was easier than I thought it would be, even though it was quite time consuming. I love these color combinations and it isn’t as glaringly bright in person. Pink, orange and lime are another favorite of a certain someone I know. I’m thinking she needs a new Fall kitchen mat, don’t you?

My pink and orange copy

And don’t worry Mama, there are plenty of scraps left!

Patchwork close up

{Funny tangent, my mom finds it all too strange that I took up quilting, sewing and a love of crafts about two seconds after their moving van pulled away from their house in Arizona, headed to the new casa in Texas. My mom has been sewing as long as I can remember. There are some clothes she sewed me in elementary school I’d actually rather not remember. Regardless, the woman is darn crafty. I don’t find my new hobbies strange in the least. I’m missing my family + crafty mama = me sewing to feel like a piece of her is still here. Easy math.}

~K

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19 Responses

  1. This is gorgeous! The colors just make me happy….

  2. No worries, I too am a blog copy-catter person thingie. If that’s the floor mat made from an old bath towel, then we’ve swiped the same project. Great colors!

  3. I’m a certain someone that loves orange and green and needs a fancy fall kitchen mat!!! Although, I’m also a someone who makes a big mess in the kitchen. Thankfully I’m also a someone who, in her tiny house, has a washer/dryer within a girl’s throw from the sink. Tee da! I’m excited for my mail now.

  4. I miss your mama too. I wish your parents still lived here. It was sad at the Fair this year w/out any of her quilts to hunt down.

  5. I love how your mat turned out. Great job! Love the easy math too.

  6. that is too nice for the floor!

  7. I love, love that mat!!! I’ve been wanting to make one, too! I’m getting closer.

    And, I wonder who would like orange and lime green … it could only be Jessica!!! 🙂 I think she would love it!

  8. I love, love, love it. The colors are so fun. It turned out great!

  9. Nice work Kelli!! Awesome.

  10. Very very nice! And I’m a big copy-cat too, I swear I don’t have an original idea in my head sometimes!

  11. Wow, that came out really cute! I love the colors and patterns. Yay!

  12. I love these colors and I think your a great crafter.

  13. great color combo.
    i will have to copy and make one of my own.
    what did you use for the backing?

  14. What a happy-looking mat, the color combinations are wonderful. Your idea of a mat in fall colors is a good one and I look forward to seeing your creation.

  15. looks great! i love the bright colors! how was the coffee???

  16. How cute – love the colors! I wanna be a copycat too 😉

  17. Ohhh! I loooove the new mat and those colors!

    And I descovered Craftster and was like the paradise about the craft things for me!!

    have a nice weekend

  18. Copying IS the greatest form of flattery after all. The mat is quite lovely. Nice job!

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