These are the 3.25" blocks I ended up with!
I had them on the design wall for a few days and every time I walked by, I moved the blocks around. This is how they were on sewing day, so that was the final layout. It's a very scientific process!
Then I had some fun with machine quilting using my walking foot and some orange thread. I stitched right down the centre of every strip, and did not do any planning or marking.
I enjoyed hand stitching the binding in the evening while the sun was setting. Maybe this is going to be a drink coaster and not a placemat!?!
NO... it's a placemat and it will join my collection that I will donate to Meals on Wheels in time for Christmas distribution.
Linking up to the Table Scraps Challenge, the Rainbow Scrap Challenge on Saturday, and Wendy will link me up to the mini quilts challenge at Constant Quilters.