Saturday, April 28, 2018

More Improv Quilted Placemats

I finished up another couple of improv quilted placemats for my charity project for the year which is placemats for Meals on Wheels (#placemats4mow if you want to join in) made using up leftover blocks and scraps.
This was originally a test panel of strata for Improvising Tradition (affiliate link, although it looks like you can buy a signed copy from me in my etsy shop cheaper than that at the moment).This panel taught me that I prefer strata that is more monochromatic, but I chose to celebrate the pops of green as is by binding in a leftover strip of Kona grass green binding.  The perfect backing presented itself as an old Denyse Schmidt print. Love those dots.
I had fun coming up with a different quilting design for each shape, although some worked out better than others and some got repeated.
I made several strips of the improv technique in the second placemat a while ago. Several of the strips became a pillow, but I had a spare strip I've been looking to use. Bingo!
These placemats are numbers seven and eight, so it looks like I'm on track to make my goal of twenty to donate by December.

3 comments:

KaHolly said...

Great job.! I love working on personal community projects.

Patchwork and Play said...

What a lovely project to work on! I wish our "Meals on Wheels" had something like that..!

Karen said...

Your placemat project is like seeing one gorgeous quilt after another! Such lucky recipients!