Saturday, November 4, 2023

Quick Placemat

 According to what I've seen in social media, it's International Scrap Sorting Day. How about that? If you saw my post last month, you know that I sorted my multi-colored scraps and my solids a few weeks ago. Those are really the only scraps I needed to sort (well, we won't talk about the neutrals bin) since I used up most of my other scraps in the past year to make grocery bags, and the bins are about empty. So no sorting here. But, I did make another scrap placemat--this time from some fabric cut-offs from a couple of quilts I made a few years ago plus some newly sorted solids. 

The berry and flower prints are from a quilt project I did for a niece to expand a bed quilt from queen to king size by adding large borders. I liked the berry print so much that I bought more of it and used it as the backing for a quilt I made for my son and daughter-in-law. I'm glad to finally use up almost all of the leftovers in this little project. I added blue scraps from the freshly sorted solids bin to add some zing.

For the back I used more of the prints from the front along with peach and orange-red solid triangle and rectangle scraps from the bin. I finished it off with some blue leftover binding pieces and more of the orange-red.The batting is also scraps, four strips laid horizontally, I think. After some quick wavy quilting lines, I have another 14 by 18 inch placemat to add to my collection for Meals on Wheels. 

The secret quilt that I put on pause for the last couple of months is back on the fast track this week. I just have some long seams to sew, so I should have it finished well before Thanksgiving. It will be awhile before I can share it, though, so I might finish the year with more placemats. They seem like manageable projects for this time of year when I need to keep things neater and more picked up for holiday decorating and company. 

I'm linking up with Cynthia at Quilting is more fun than Housework for Oh Scrap on Sunday. 

I hope you had fun sorting (or at least playing in) your scraps today.

(Just a reminder: I'm not affiliated with any company, so when I mention products, services, or stores I'm just documenting what I used or liked.)