After my setback with my sister's unfinished top I decided to get going straight away on another project to reboost my confidence level. Here's the result: Two reversible placemats and a matching basket for our dining table. ... Can you tell I like blue?
The top is made with upholstery fabric and the bottom with some navy honeycomb fabric (of the kind you use for kitchen towels). I used my own design (though of course I'm taking no credit for the idea... I had seen some fabric baskets like this in a shop a few weeks ago, decided I HAD to make some, and studied carefully how they were made).