Friday, January 3, 2014

Reds and Whites

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
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

14 comments:

  1. These are such bright, happy placemats! And you know what they say about red stimulating the appetite!? Don't eat too much! :-))

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  2. I love these :) Red is my all time favorite color and your place mats go with Valentines Day, Memorial Day, 4th of July, and September with a big bowl of apples as a center piece. Then back to Christmas and winter. I just might steal this idea and dig into my scraps.
    Come over and help me celebrate my second year blogging anniversary :)
    Keep Smiling,
    Your blogging sister, Connie :)

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  3. Love the placemats AND the great cushiony chairs. What an inviting table you set!

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  4. I agree with all the white we have out there...nothing nicer than red and white, the placemats are beautiful.

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  5. Those are some way cool placemats! Love that they coordinate with the chair cushions. Being a practical girl myself, anything that helps hide a spot is a good thing.

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  6. These are just darling and make for such a cheery dining table!

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  7. Whoohoo! A finish is always something to celebrate. Love the scrappy bright placemats.

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  8. Nice placemats!
    I like the way they go together with
    the chair cushions.
    Kram//Maja

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  9. I love red and that is a bright and cheery dining room! I really MUST get my chair cushions done this year!

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  10. very nice, and perfect for Valentines day coming up, might need to make some for my table too!

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  11. I am planning on working through my red stash soon. This just gave me some good ideas. Thank you for sharing.

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  12. Love scrappy placemats and the red and white look great all year!

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  13. Love red and white! Are you on Instagram Katherine? I've just joined. You can follow what I'm making at sarahkrothe.

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