Thursday, September 30, 2021

Monthly Placemat

For this month's Table Scraps Challenge I used up some 1.25" strips that were on the cutting table. I had fun playing with how to cut the strips sets and had no idea what I was going to end up with.

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. 

Each line was eyeballed and "good enough" was my mantra.
Some of the lines formed diamond shapes and I was really pleased with how that looked.

This photo shows the pretty orange backing fabric and  the quilting design.
I enjoyed hand stitching the bindi
ng 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.

Here's the 2021 collection:

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.


Kathy E. said...

It's another lovely placemat, Kathy! The bits of blue and purple really make it sparkle. What a generous soul you have to donate your placemats to Meals on Wheels where they will be received warmly.

The Cozy Quilter said...

A colourful assortment of placemats! Great gifts for Meals on Wheels recipients.

Cynthia@wabi-sabi-quilts said...

It's a really fun placemat, and what a great idea to make placemats for Meals on Wheels. Quilters are the best!

Deb A said...

Another lovely placemat finish. It surely will brighten someones day.