Wednesday, April 22, 2020

A Small Morning Project

A few days ago, I posted a placemat that I made for a Placemat Challenge that was posted by Carole at My Carolina Home.  Today I am showing a second one.

A couple of days ago I put together three panels that make a full quilt.  In the process I had to trim the panels.  I put all the odd batting edges and fabric scraps into a bag, fully intending to put them out with the garbage.  The garbage went out but the bag accidentally got left behind. ( Who was it that said "there are no accidents" ?)
Today I rummaged through the bag and gathered the various pieces of fabric from the pieced backing of that quilt.  Then I started sewing random pieces together. I had a couple of jelly roll strips and a few batik pieces near the sewing machine, so they were fair game also.

This is the front of this placemat.

Since the pieces were largely from a quilt with a pieced backing, how could I resist piecing the backing for this too.  Here is the back of the placemat - or, as I like to think of it, the other front.



I did simple straight (ish) line quilting so that I didn't have to change the foot on my machine.  I used some of the strips that were left for a binding.

Are you doing the Placemat Challenge?


Until Next Time,  
Stay Creative 


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10 comments:

Carole @ From My Carolina Home said...

Awesome, reversible!!

Barbara said...

I agree, it was a perfect rescue of something you were ready to toss out. Actually, I find it hard to believe you planned to throw anything out. You are usually very resourceful! I think “there are no accidents” was reminding you to keep on being resourceful. 😁

Jennifer Gail said...

That looks like it needs to be in my house. lol

Jeanna said...

"The Other Front"...love it! I've not heard of the challenge and really do not need one more thing on my plate at the moment but.... hmmmm :)

Barb said...

What an accidental save!!

A Left-Handed Quilter said...

I like "The Other Front" - two for one - ;))

Barbara said...

Looking at thee again, wondering if I should do some rummaging! They are great.

Debbie said...

Quite reversible! This is great!

Marie said...

Great save, love that it is colorful!! Have a great day and stay safe. Hugs, Marie

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

I have a couple of ladies in my large guild that collect all of our scraps to fill dog beds for the shelters. I'll have a couple of bags for them when this is all over. Cute mini!