Place Mats!

by Ann

My set of six reversible, strip-pieced place mats to go with our dining room decor is now completely completed! Two are in use as I type, and the remaining 4 are in the place mat drawer waiting to be called upon. Here they all are. The two in the middle are “upside down” so you can see the reverse side. The one on the lower left looks a bit wrinkly because when I took the photo, I had not yet finished stitching the binding.

6 placemats

And here is a photo of the place mats in situ. Please note the small center piece. It’s hard to identify the flowers in the photo, but they are shapdragons and petunias from my garden. In mid-November! Incredible!

placemats in situ

2 Responses to “Place Mats!”

  1. Nancy says:

    They look great! Did you quilt-as-you-strip pieced or quilt in the traditional way after the piecing was done? If you did quilt-as-you-go, did you like it? I’ve never tried that method.

  2. Ann says:

    I’m not sure what the term is for what I did. I used stitch-and-flip to attach the strips to the flannel batting. Then I added the backing and machine quilted in the ditch to secure the backing to the rest of the place mat. So is that a blend of quilt-as-you-go and traditional quilting?

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