Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Good Karma Placemats {WIP Wednesday}

A while back, I started working on some place mats made from the scraps left over from my Frame of Mind quilt. I had the ends of all of my strip pieced pairs, and was able to cut 7.5 inch sections from the "stubs."

I ended up having to take some of the pairs apart to get my strips to alternate properly, but I had enough to make four place mats from my scraps. I had lots of my blue backing left over as well, so I layered them all up with batting scraps.

These sat on my quilt rack for a long time and I finally just sat down and got all of them quilted last night. I used the same swirly chrysanthemum quilting pattern as I did in my Frame of Mind quilt.

I didn't have enough of the ziggy stripe to bind it with the same fabric, but I found the extra backing that I had from my Square Pegs quilt will work perfectly for binding these -- and I won't have to piece them at all! Hooray!

I'm hoping to finish these tonight and it shouldn't take long since they are all trimmed and ready to go!

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  1. Placemats are fun to make, but I tend to dread the binding stage. Good luck getting them finished up today. :)

  2. Your placemats turned out really nice. Yay for a finish!

  3. I love it when you can turn some leftover scraps into some beautiful. I have been working on a paper pieced pattern recently and have been rather annoyed about the leftover scraps, but I think I'm going to be able to put them to good use aftr all!

    Such bright and cheery fabrics!

  4. These are fun colourful placemats. What a great way to use up the ends of other projects.

  5. Very pretty placemats. Great way to use up a lot of leftovers.


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