I made "His and Hers Placemats" for our camper kitchen table. The fishing one is for my husband and the blue coneflowers are for me. I can't wait til it is summer again.
I made a third one for our grandson as he will be spending some time with us at the camper this summer.
I quilted the borders with Wiggle Line Quilting on all three placemats. I quilted with a small meandering quilting in the main rectangle and the three side squares.
I selected a tan and brown print for the back of all three of them.
I quilted with a dark brown quilting thread on the brown borders and blue and the blue fabric and a cream for the fish and kids fabric,
I had fun taking a few photos with my pretty blue plates.
Then I pulled out a square plate, that I think looked pretty cool on the fish placemat or the His Placemat.
I finished each placemat with a different embroidery stitch on the binding. A flowery one for mine and a tiny stretch stitch for my husband's placemat and a zigzag stitch on the placemat for my grandson.
I am teaching a binding class tomorrow in Richland Center, Wisconsin. I call the class: "All Machine Embroidery Stitched Binding with perfect Mitered Corners". I will take the placemats as examples for the class on Saturday, along with all my other quilted samples.
Here's how I made my placemats:
one 11" X 10" rectangle (the 11" side will be horizontal)
and three 3" X 3" squares
Dark Brown Border fabric:
two 3" X 1 1/2" strips
one 10" X 1 1/2" strip
two 2 1/2" X 14 3/4" strips (Top and bottom border)
two 2 1/2" X 19 1/4" strips (side borders)
The last four border strips can be made longer and wider to make a larger placemat.
Stitch it together in the order of the photos.
I am linking up for Project Quilting over at Kim's Blog - Persimon Dreams for Project Quilting. Hop over and check out all the quilts for this week's Quilt Challenge.
Another fun Quilt Challenge!
Enjoy your evening!