Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Re-purposing Prototypes

These placemats started out as prototypes for the By the Fireside Pillow from Improvising Tradition. I don't know about you, but I'm just about at capacity for throw pillows around here (not that I'm promising to abstain from making more, mind you). Consequently, I was happy to re-purpose the tops into placemats. A simple trim down to 14 x 18, and they fit the bill beautifully.
I've quilted each placemat differently. Look how effective a simple all over square meander can be, even on a geometric design.
On the other I played up the geometric design by quilting the sections differently to make each stand out.
This pair of placemats brings my total number of placemats for Meals on Wheels to 10 which  is halfway to my goal of 20 by December. If you want to join me, add #placemats4mow to your social media posts to share.


KaHolly said...

They are perfect! I need placemats, but have little to no use for throw pillows. You are so inspirational.

teaginny said...

Thanks so much. I hope you turn some
of your scraps or ufos into placemats.

Sharon said...

I love your placemats! Fun play with a small project. And yet when I try to do that, I just freeze up with indecision. Maybe having the spare parts is the secret to it all!