Nothing says "cheerful" like the colour red in the midst of winter. I love the energy and warmth it adds, so when I re-discovered the leftover bits from making a Bento Box quilt a couple of winters ago, I happily set about making a few more scrappy placemats for our everyday use.
A bit of scrappy patchwork seems so homey and it's satisfying to be able to add colour
as well as add a bit of texture to our everyday lives in this way.
|There's some re-purposed fabrics in the mix, scraps from previous projects, along with several thrift shop fabric finds. I love a good mix of print and value in a controlled colour scheme - simple, but eye-catching.|
Each mat is unique - right down to the binding. I used a bit of this red and a bit of that red with whatever whites/off whites I could pull from my stash... and love the result! Bonus is that any spills are hard to spot. Gotta love that!
|I love a scrappy binding!|
The new placemats look right at home on the table, especially since the chairs are covered in the same scrappy patchwork design.
|We're still "sitting on quilts" ;o)|
A good start to the New Year... my first finish (even if I did start this a month ago).
Hope your New Year is off to a wonderful start, too. :o)
I'm linking up with Amanda Jean at Crazy Mom Quilts for