I'm on a quest this year to use up some of these charm squares I've accumulated in the last few years. Some are full charm packs and others are left from a partially used charm pack.
To accomplish that quest, I've decided to make a placemat every month in the Rainbow Scrap Challenge color of the month. For February that's yellow. I happened to have a charm pack that is all in gray, white, and yellow that I won in a giveaway from mmmquilts a few years ago when I participated in one of Sandra's QALs. Choosing a few favorite prints from that charm pack, I also added in a couple more yellow squares and some white ones and made two fourteen inch 9 patches. Thinking I would use a Disappearing 9 Patch design, I cut them like this.
Recently, I flipped my reversible cutting mat over to the clean (but very pink!) side. It's a wonderful new surface for cutting, but I'm not liking the pink...
Not quite inspired yet, I cut each square again on the diagonal.
Sewing these blocks back together gave me a 12 inch square with a neat design, plus two extra rectangles.
Using both of those rectangles was going to give a piece that was too big for my placemat size of 12 x 16. So what to do?
Cut those rectangular pieces again! I took off a 2.5 inch strip from each and added that to either side of the center square.
Some simple quilting and a yellow binding and all finished!
Maybe you're wondering what happened to the leftover pieces from the blocks on the front? I pieced them into the back, so this placemat is actually reversible!
So now there are two:
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