I pulled out this Christmas table runner started 2 years ago to get this done this week. As I looked through the fabrics I found 4 placemats also pieced, of course in the spirit of finishing up these items, I finished these as well.
Both are very simple just rows of fabrics, the busy and bright color palette sort of is enough to look at without a lot of piecing. The placemats are just a focal fabric of trees, accented by stripe and finished off on the right with polka dots. I then quilted circles all over the placemats to mimic the vary size of polka dots on the fabric.
The table runner again is just simple rows of fabrics the runner has 2 raw edge accents, one a triangle tree, they other a simple flower.
I also did random sized circles quilted all over the table runner to match the placemats. Kind of a bummer they will be packed away until the holidays. However a quick glance at the placemats matches perfectly the lovely tulip plant my husband got me for Valentines Day.
I have actually been chomping to get to this quilt, from a collection called Surf and Sand. Again this was a pattern, however I seriously altered both the size and pretty much all the components, this time I had better notes. I had the blocks underway (on right) and needed to iron them all. Next add side borders, there is also some applique to these blocks then all the borders. This will be the third quilt I will have pieced this week, I hope to get 2-4 quilts to the quilter in the next month or so. Feels good to get close to finishing up some of these items for my family and I to enjoy.