I wanted to challenge myself to complete a fast project today. And I wanted to use up materials in my stash. I am pleased to say that I was able to complete this fun set of 6 placemats in just over 5 hours, but I don’t really see much of a dent in my stash (other than my batting trimmings). Hmmm. I probably need to work on a bigger project to do much real stash damage!
I really, really love rainbows. I color arrange my closet by ROYGBIV. It just makes me happy in the mornings to see a rainbow of color. I thought that a black and white set of placemats would be very handsome, but it is also fun for each placemat to have its own individuality, so I accomplished that by binding them in a different color of the rainbow.
Of course, that meant I got to have fun and use brilliant colors for the backings.
The black fabrics are left over from a quilt that I made from my brother, Blue Rover, so I thought about him and that quilt quite a lot as I was working today. 🙂
The backing for the red is left over from a quilt I made for my brother-in-law, the purple from a quilt for an aunt, and I think the rest are just truly stash prints. You can see the quilting detail a lot better from the backing: a simple straight line stitching every 1/2″ with black thread.
This is only the second time I have ever put on binding with my machine completely. I am really happy with how they turned out! I definitely got more comfortable with the technique as I progressed, so it was really worth it for me to try something new.