I’m so excited to share my Seasons Placemats with you. They can be found in the Fast, Fun, and Gifty book, or you can download the individual pattern here. As usual, when coming up with this project I couldn’t make up my mind which applique design I wanted on my placemats—so Anita at Connecting Threads suggested I do a different design for each season. She is always full of good ideas!
I am a fat quarter junkie, (as far as I’m concerned you can never have too many), so I deliberately designed these little placemats to be made almost exclusively from fat quarters. Each set of four uses four coordinating FQs plus one white FQ for the applique, and a ½ yard for the binding. I like how they go together, but aren’t all matchy-matchy.
The book shows the winter placemats sewn up in Quilter’s Candy basics fabrics.
FQs: 7867 Batty-Persimmon, 5701 Swirls-Black, 6699 Faux Burlap-Lime, 6668 Lotta Dots-Grape Juice, 6685 Lotta Dots-White on White,
1/2 yd: 7869 Goulish Stripe
The Stars placemats use these fabrics from the Liberty For All collection:
FQs: 7520 Celebration-Silver Lining, 7523 Freedom Flowers-Rich Navy, 7529 Star Spangled-Sky, 6711 Swirls-Red, 5714 Swirls-White on White
1/2 yd: 7535 Ticking Stripe-Red
FQs: 8029 Flowers-Black, 8037 Stems-Cream, 8034 Checkerboard-Brown, 8032 Flowers and Dots-Brown, 8035 Grid-Cream
1/2 yd: 6688 Faux Burlap-Black
I would love to see what any of you come up with for your own placemats. The possibilities are endless! I hope you enjoy making and using your placemats throughout the year.
Happy Quilting! – Kristin
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