Pumpkin Placemats

Well, never mind that I have a list of Projects Waiting to Be Finished, what’s one more new project in the big scheme of things? Back in August Ann and I met in Indianapolis on a Saturday afternoon to shop for an item which will be revealed this weekend. We had some extra time after that and after eating cheesecake at the Cheesecake Factory, so we went to Quilt Quarters in Carmel to browse. We were very restrained! Mom didn’t buy anything, and I did not buy any fabric – just a book called Honey Buns for All Seasons. Apparently, in addition to Jelly Rolls (packs of coordinating 2.5″ strips), with which I am familiar, you can also buy Honey Buns, which are rolls of 1.5″ strips, which I had never heard of. The book contains patterns for table runners, placemats, and pot holders for each month of the year using 1.5″ strips. Well, I didn’t want to buy pre-cut strips, but I was quite interested in some of the patterns, so I bought the book. And, well, as I said, I just couldn’t stop myself from starting another project, so here it is:P9040001

I’ve made 4 placemats and am proud to say that I did not purchase any new fabric for the fronts. I did have to purchase backing and binding fabric, but everything else came from my stash. I have actually finished quilting the placemats since I took this picture. (Aaaah, the joy of quilting on my new machine!) I completed the binding on the last placemat today, so they are all completely done now. I will take a picture of them and post it soon.

2 Responses to “Pumpkin Placemats”

  1. Marty says:

    This is very cute! Did you appliqué the smile on the pumpkin?

  2. Nancy says:

    Thanks! Yes, the smile on the pumpkin and the candy corn are appliqued on.

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