Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Quilted Placemats

I have almost finished all of the quilted placemats for our dining room table.  Each one is a bit different.  Since I'm new to quilting I tried a few techniques - random quilting patterns on each square, straight line quilting, stippling (wow, that's hard!), and hand quilting.  Some have binding around the edges while others are turned and topstitched.  I like the mix-n-match look of them on the table.

Here is my favorite of the bunch:

(Some of the blocks appear orange, but they are a bright, cheery red with tiny white polka dots.)

I used straight line quilting, which I think looks great on this placemat. The binding is scrap material from the blocks.  I can't believe I'm going to say this, but I like hand stitching the back of the binding.  It's a bit time consuming, but I really enjoy it.

Once I am done hand quilting the last placemat I will post pics of all of them.  If you're interested in making some for yourself, see my previous placemat post for tutorial links.


Lora said...

thats so cute! love all the fabrics you chose. :)