A quilt friend, Jan, sent our group pictures of four placemats she made. They were really cute and I determined from the picture how they were made. Now, John and I don't eat at the kitchen table. We make our plates and eat in the family room watching shows we've taped the night before. However, I had to make a set of these. I bought an antique set of china three or four years ago that have little pink flowers around the edge. Although the placemat design is probably too contemporary for the china, the colors will look very good together. I host four friends for lunch a few times a year and will use them then. When the placemats are finished, I'll take a picture of a place setting and show you how pretty the china is. Are you watching, Deb? You'll love them, but they're not white.
I'm used to making quilts using at least 100 different fabrics. So much easier than picking FOUR. I already know what's wrong. The dark pink is too dark and bright, and the light pink doesn't have enough pattern to it. And, they're too contemporary for the china. Other than that, they're perfect!
All four tops are done, and the backs are cut. They're made using the slice and dice method. I got some thin batting today and will finish and ditch quilt them tomorrow. I'm birthing them, so no binding. The pattern is Take Four Placemats, designed by Cary Flanagan. Available from www.quiltwoman.com.
I don't have Simba, yet.