Monday, March 21, 2011

Placemat Monday II - Bon Appetit

I had fun doing this weeks placemat.   For my second placemat, I intended to do some free motion around some words and my friend Lee suggested the words - Bon Appétit.   I thought that was a fabulous word.   I set out on a search for a great font or clipart that I would use to trace this word.   I searched with Google and Bing and came across many clipart images.  I chose this one, keeping in mind stops and starts with my stitching.  All I had to do was to add the accent over the é.

Tape your paper  image on a window or patio door.
Here is how I transferred this image to my placemat.   

First, I copied the clipart to an MS Word document.  Within the document, I just grabbed the corner of the image and stretched the image large enough to fit nicely on my placemat.   After printing,  I cut away the excess paper and taped it on my patio door.  



While properly positioning over the clipart, tape the placemat to the window.  Trace lightly with pencil around the words.
 
Trace very lightly.  This might be a little darker than it needs to be.
 
Free Motion stitch following your pencil lines.



And Voila - Here is the finished place mat.     Thanks for the fabulous suggestion Lee.   I might make another version of "Bon Appétit" next week as well.  Different stitching, of course.

7 comments:

Lee said...

Hey, Gail - it looks great! You'll have to bring it for a show and tell.

Anonymous said...

You are so clever. This is absolutely delightful Gail:)
Lucy

Linda H said...

Lovely Gail! Our placemat "pile" is growing....

Betsy said...

Oh my gosh! This placemat is so gorgeous!A perfect project to lighten up the house just in time for Spring! I think that I will try something similar using greens, blues, and maybe some rosy pinks!

dp said...

that is so absolutely cool. You are amazing

Anonymous said...

Wonderful Gail! Glad that I didn't get one done as it would have paled compared to yours. Linda G

Wanda AKA "Craftymule" said...

I love the way this turned out. Great work!