As I mentioned in my last post about making a tea cozy, my husband’s sister, Steph, was out for a visit with us at the end of last week. I had previously made a set of 4 placemats for use with the beautiful fiestaware she finds at yard sales. Because there are so many colors of fiestaware and because having more than 4 placemats can be handy when dining with guests, Steph and Todd thought about the colors they would like to have more placemats created in. They chose black/gray, turquoise/teal, coral, and off-white. It was fun to go stash shopping for most of the fabric, but we had to resort to my local quilt shop to get enough coral colored fabrics. It was also really fun to look through pattern ideas with Steph and talk her through my design process. With her help, I was even able to send her home with 2 of the 4 new placemats!
The pattern I created for the coral placemat was much more time consuming than any of the other placemats. I love how it turned out, but I probably will not be revisiting that particular design for such a small quilted project again! I don’t have too much more to say about these other than the rest of the post has a lot of photos that I have put together into a mosaic.