Monday, August 22, 2011

Coffee-Themed Placemats

Sorry for disappearing for a while there.  It's been a tad busy here - partly with the boys, partly with other  stuff.  Stuff like ... painting.  Oh, not like painting...

I mean like painting...

You know ... as in Ask Sherwin-Williams.  In my opinion, my painting leaves a bit to be desired, though my husband was incredibly complimentary of my efforts.  Almost frighteningly so...

Anyway, I have finished some quilty stuff.  Let's start today with some scrappy placemats.  These were just to do something constructive with coffee-themed scraps - check out how cute they look on the kitchen table:

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I love how they came out! (Please ignore the mess out on the screened-in deck; we have some work going on out there!)

Both mats are different:

DSCN2254 Placemats

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Fun, aren't they?!?  I did a "quilt as you go" deal on them and really had no plan other than to use my scraps!  I made them a bit wider than most placemats, just to give the table a bit more coverage.

I used the same fab on both backs:

DSCN2256 Placemats

As you can see, I also used scraps for the bindings!  Why not, right!?!  I made two more placemats that are from the same scrap piles, but are a bit more colorful -- I'm still sewing the bindings on them but will share once I'm done!

Tune back in again soon to see what else I've been working on!

Thanks for reading!


  1. How cute they are! I just love them!

  2. I think they look great! And since I can't drink coffee (I am allergic - one of the great tragedies of life) I will happily look at coffee themed things all day!

    p.s. don't get me started on painting. Choosing a wall colour is hell.

  3. I love those placemats! So colorful and fun! Ugh on the wall painting. I don't like doing it but I love the results and how things look so good against color. Well, if you call beige and earth tones a color which is about as far out on the wall color limb I go!

    I hope all is going well with the boys! We miss them!


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