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.
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Wow those are all so cool! What a fun mix of colors and patterns and quilting!
Love them all but my fav is the last one – the beige/copper/gold colored one.
I love the turquoise one and the swirls are terrific. I like the coral placemat too, but I can see why you wouldn’t want to do a set of those – looks pretty time consuming. I like that each one is different but they still ‘go together’. I haven’t attempted the box type quilting like you did on the black one; I think my brain will only let me do curves! 🙂
The coral one may have been a lot of work, but it sure is pretty! I love them all, actually.
They all look fantastic but my favourite is the black and grey placemat. I especially like the quilting on it- it is a design which I have been meaning to try. I like the retro yet modern look it creates. Well done!
And thank you for linking up with Monday Makers!
I love these! I’ve been practising a bot of FMQ on my current quilt … so much fun. I know you said that the coral one was a bit time consuming, but I think that’s my favourite 🙂
I am FLOORED by your projects – you have such an eye for colour and design! I have to admit that the coral placemats are my favourites too, but I can see why they were so time-consuming!
Wow! You have such great ideas for placemats. Your quilting is beautiful and your photographs are stunning. I would love to come play in your stash. 😉
Oooh, I LOVE these. So fabulous!
These are all so pretty, and I love that they’re different patterns. My two favorites are the coral (amazing!) and the cream ones. So great, and I can imagine them all working really well with Fiestaware!
These are beautiful! I would be too afraid to get them dirty.i really like the quilting on the gray one.
Nice! You got really creative with these 🙂
The coral is gorgeous and worth the extra effort! I like the teal too. I’m not sure I’d trust the family with them – maybe on special occassions!
What a good idea! I should make some placemats to practise FMQ. I particularly love the bright colours of the coral and turquoise ones.
The coral one is definitely my favourite! It’s funny how small things like that can be so time consuming though. I have both the Swoon patterns (regular and mini) and the mini single Swoon block took me longer than putting a huge 24″ block together!