Friday, October 20, 2017

Valley Placemats

I love making placemats...seriously.  It's all the fun of making a larger quilt.  I get to play around with patterns, blocks, and quilting without the time commitment of something larger.

Here is the latest set of placemats I've completed.

I used a single charm pack of Valley by Sherri & Chelsi.

I've had half-square triangles on my mind, lately, and the color spread in this fabric line was just perfect for chevron.

I decided that these needed some straight-lined quilting, instead of my usual free-motion, and I'm pleased with how it made the design stand-out.

I used a lovely navy from my stash for binding.

For the backing, I found this gray fabric in my stash that had been a gift from a seasoned sewer. <3

I just love seeing the quilting from the back!

Thank you all so much for stopping by!  Have a wonderful day.


I'm linking up today with TGIFF, Finish it up Friday,
Finished or Not Friday at Busy Hands Quilts

Confessions Of A Fabric Addict


  1. Great placemats! I love your fabrics and design. The quilting really sets off the design, too. Nice finish!

  2. Hi Summer,
    Ooh, these look so nice. The will make a wonderful tablescape for you or a lucky recipient. The navy binding really makes the colors pop. ~smile~ Roseanne

  3. HST's are so much fun to play with! And placemats are the perfect size to play with. Color, fabrics and quilting...well done!

  4. These are so simple and cute! :)

  5. These are very pretty! Such a great, simple, yet effective design, and the fabric choices are gorgeous! Lovely finish!

  6. Fun placemats! I use placemats all the time on my table. But, I've made only two sets of them and given as gifts. These seem to be as much work as making a bed quilt. So, I've not made more.

  7. They are stunning! Thanks for linking to Finished or Not Friday

  8. What a fun finish! I like the fabrics and the simple diagonal quilting is just right!

  9. they are just beautiful - i love the colours and the quilting really helps the pattern pop!

  10. Very nice indeed. I like to make placemats too - both for home and also some for our caravan. And aprons - I'm a great apron maker and wearer as well.