After finding a wonderful tutorial on sewing circular quilted placemats and practicing on a set, this weekend I was ready to sew the requested round placemats. Using the beach as a color pallet inspiration, I pulled this lovely bunch at my local quilt shop:
Piecing the placemats was a breeze, and I quilted them with an all over loose swirl that looks like waves in the ocean.
The binding for these placemats was a tighter weave than I used previously, so it puckered the placemats a bit more in the first wash, but a quick ironing has straightened everything out and after a few uses, these are going to be soft and perfect straight out of the wash.
I gifted the woven placemats that I made 2 weeks ago to my brother and sister-in-law after I quickly made 2 more to bring the set up to a total of 6 placemats. They sent me photograph of them on their kitchen table. The pool in their backyard looks pretty wonderful to me, too!