This month's mini project used up some leftover green 9 patch blocks sewn into a little heart, and a very old embroidery pattern. It was great fun to pick out some green threads to use! Green is a wonderful colour with such a wide range of tone and value.
Which green thread is best?
I embroidered this young lady a long time ago, but she resurfaced recently and I can't remember where I found the pattern. I know it was a free online pattern, but after a search I can't locate it. If you know where I can give credit for this design, please add a comment and let me know. I used a variegated green DMC floss on a yellow fabric to stitch the design and really liked her citrus skirt.
The heart block is made from nine patch blocks made of 1" squares (finishing .5" in the quilt). There are a total of 22 little nine patch blocks in the placemat which makes my heart sing :)
The quilting is very simple on this placemat. I free motion quilted around the body of the lime lady, and then quilted straight lines around the heart and around the 9 patch blocks in the borders.
This is a photo of the backing so you can see the quilting design.The finished size of this placemat is 14.5" x 18" and it will be donated to Meals on Wheels to be given out with the lunches delivered to house bound folks in my community.