I have been getting a lot of requests to make placemats recently. Along with the order for the Beach Themed Round Placemats, I also created and shipped off a set of rectangular purple, gray, and teal placemats.
I made these placemats for a long time friend. We met in middle school when we were always seated alphabetically by last name. I had just moved to town, so as Yvonne Jones, I always sat behind Amanda Jones. We made up a story about how we were twins and our birthday was on April 1st. Despite that, I think we pulled a few legs for a day or two. In college I would drive hours to go back and visit with Amanda on spring break, and I got to meet her boyfriend (and now husband) Dom when they were first dating. The 3 of us had fun in a photo booth.
So, needless to say, I was excited to make these for Amanda, and I really enjoyed making this set of placemats. She wanted to be surprised by the details of her set of placemats, and now that she has received them I am happy to report she likes them and I get to share them here!
The pattern is a slightly modified City Tracks block from the book City Quilts by Cherri House.