I don’t know about you, but I love placemats. I use them every day. In fact, I use placemats and a tablecloth most days. There is just something that feels wrong about putting a plate and silverware directly on the table. Do I have issues?
And we all know about my scrap problem. Well, I’m so over making scrap quilts for a while (I was going to tag posts of my three recent scraps quilts, but I realized I haven’t blogged about them yet. Fail!). Which is one reason I started making prayer flags. And then I decided to whip up these placemats. And oh, this was fun!
I just chopped up a bunch of scraps into 2 1/2 inch squares. I used pretty much anything except red. I heard that when making a scrap quilt, you should eliminate a color or two so that everything will go look slightly intentional. Or maybe I dreamed it. Anyway, I didn’t use red (and instead opted for a red bowl in the center of the table).
I grabbed spools of thread and quilted each placemat with a different color of thread. You know, it helps me justify my obsessive need to buy more.
And then I used my serger to finish the edge because I’m a lazy ass. I am pretending that this is temporary until I get a real binding on there, but let’s be honest. This is the way it is.