Scrappy Rainbow Placemats
I've been back from vacation a week and I'm still no quite back into my groove. To get myself focused again I decided to work on this set of 4 placemats. I had purposely left these set up and ready to work on before I left so that they might be easy to jump on when I returned. Surprisingly, that approach might have actually worked.
This project started with these triangles saved from the Rainbow's End Quilt. These are the cut-offs from the snowball block corners. I really should have tossed them out but I'm glad I didn't.
For my placemats I use up some ugly fabric for the backing and I use old flannel sheets for the batting. The pale blue fabric is one that I dyed for another project. It didn't work for that one but it's perfect for these placemats.
Once I made some placemats and did some very dense quilting. They look great but it took seemingly forever.
I don't do that anymore.
For these placemats I first did angled quilting following the top line of the triangles. Then I did vertical straight lines about 1 1/4" apart in the rest of the space.
I had dark teal and a red-purple fabrics in my stash so I went to Facebook to see which I should use for the binding. Facebook wisely choose the teal. I even dyed napkins to match.
Now I can be 100% honest in saying that there are absolutely no more scraps left from the Rainbow quilts!
9/4/2017 04:12:38 pm
They're so cute! I'm so impressed that you used every last scrap. When I have small triangle scraps, I give them to a friend of mine, and she makes gorgeous mini quilts from them. She has more patience and ambition than I do.
9/4/2017 04:20:24 pm
those look good....and now all those scraps are gone.
9/5/2017 08:44:55 am
It always feels good to use the last scraps from a project. The placemats look great.
9/5/2017 09:49:02 am
I love how you manage to make something so cute out of leftovers. I am glad you didn't throw those triangles out!
9/5/2017 10:18:29 am
The placemats turned out great.
9/6/2017 10:43:31 am
Love the placemats, and the teal looks great! Very colorful!
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I'm Vicki Welsh and I've been making things as long as I can remember. I used to be a garment maker but transitioned to quilts about 20 years ago. Currently I'm into fabric dyeing, quilting, Zentangle, fabric postcards, fused glass and mosaic. I document my adventures here.