I’m using scraps from Joanna’s Quilt to create matching place mats, coasters, and mug rugs. Today I made two place mats. I was hunting for a pattern, but didn’t like anything I found. So instead I decided to explore the world of Crazy Quilting.
I think I’m in love.
Sometime in the next few days I’ll put a tutorial together, and if I can figure out how I’ll make it downloadable as well.
Here are the two place mats I’ve nearly finished. I got hungry and couldn’t concentrate, then I saw the time. No sewing or quilting after 8pm because I get so focused I won’t sleep. Whoops!
I still need to layer, quilt, and bind these. I stitched a quarter inch from the edges simply for securing the pieces. The stitching will disappear when I add the binding and decorative stitching.
My mother said her great grandmother used to make quilting blocks like this. A moment of nostalgia for my mom! I think I may use this style to make quilting blocks when I’m feeling a little…wild.
Each of these took less than an hour once I got the hang of it. Pretty awesome, right?