I've had a goal this year of using up a pile of leftover charm squares that have accumulated over the years. It's been working pretty well until it came to purple month! There just aren't any purple squares in that pile!
But I did find this interesting fat quarter that I had stashed away - why not make my own charm squares out of it?
Mix it up with a little yellow - that should work, right?!
I've been making the placemats 12.5 x 16.5, and
this many squares will make a 16.5 inch block.
So, I trimmed it at the top and bottom, to end up with this design!
In the same pile as the purple fat quarter was this fun one that made the perfect backing.
So now there are six!
But wait... there's more! What to do with those leftover strips that were cut off the top and bottom of the original block? How about a mug rug?
Perfect for my new favorite sunflower mug!
Sharing at SoScrappy for ScrapHappy Saturday and at
Quilting is more fun than Housework for Oh Scrap and at
The Joyful Quilter later in the month for the Table Scraps Challenge.
This is such a pretty and summery placemat! I love that you found everything you needed in your stash! The mug rug idea was great for scraps!! Have a safe and happy weekend Diann!
Oh nice work on these!!:))) I have a ton of charms too--They are on my list of "Use Them Up" ..hugs, Julierose
Look at you - getting all creative on us! Perfect.
I love that fat quarter! Pretty mat and your sunflower looks so pretty on that mug rug. It's the little things, right? Hey if you're low on purple maybe I should send you back some of that gorgeous bundle I won here - lol!
Great Diann a placemat and a mug rug. So pretty, and perfect for your new mug. Well done!!! Oh yes, the backing fabric is perfect too!
Have a a wonderful weekend!!!
If that doesn't shout out "Summer" I don't know what would! So pretty and that mug sets it off just right!
Oh how fun! I love that backing fabric with the animals on it!
Love purple and yellow together and another table topper is in the books for you! Well done.
You are so clever! That sure made a darling placemat and mug rug!
perfect backing! and purple with flowers and yellow... so pretty! what a cute set you're building
so I planted some wildflower seeds today, hope they thrive! Oh and some tomato parts, which did okay last year, harvest was just a bit late in season.
This is such a brilliant idea! I'm enjoying your progress on each one!
great idea you will enjoy all of them.
Glad you found that purple fabric, it's beautiful and works well with the yellow. Perfect decor on porch table.
You've been "thinking outside the square" using up the purple piece in this way, congratulations. I like using placemats and have several sets both at home and more caravan themed ones for our travels away.
That is the prettiest placemat ever! The bright yellow makes it shine! Lovely!
Love the purple and yellow together--they were meant to be! Very nice work. And what a great way to start your day, with a sunshiny new mug rug and a new mug!
Seeing all those sunflowers is making me smile! And purple, too? Sublime!
Super cute "two-fer" for the June 2021 TABLE SCRAPS Challenge, Diann. Even if you did have to break into the FQ stash for your PURPLE pieces!! :o))
Clever gal! Your mat and rug look great with your sunflower mug. I really like my purple table runner but it will probably never be used with china around it! No big deal -- it'll grace a naked table!
Diann your set of placemats is growing lovelier as well as bigger.
I also love your hearts and stars you are working on. Jane
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