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. 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.

  2. 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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