To make this month's Table Scraps placemat, I started with a piece I had made at least a year ago from a tutorial on Joyful Quilter's blog. I shared this photo on my To-Do Tuesday post.
Unfortunately, Joy says the tutorial is no longer available.
But I did enjoy playing with some charm squares to
create this design in the first place!
It wasn't quite the right size to begin with, so I added 1.5 inch strips of an orange solid to bring the placemat to 12.5 x 16.5 inches. Add some simple quilting and a mellow blue binding, and the placemat was done quickly!
So now there are nine!
The orange looks really florescent - I promise it isn't!
But wait, there's more!
Originally I made two of these pieced sections. What should I do with the other one?
I was thinking maybe a quick zipper pouch, and I remembered this tutorial from Sew Preeti Quilts. I made one of these before, when I first started reading Preeti's blog. Simplest Zippered Pouch. It really is simple! I layered the top piece with some batting and backing, quilted the layers, and found an orange zipper.
Following the steps of the tutorial gave me a finished zipper pouch in about an hour. I think this one will be handy for using somewhere that a flat pouch would be useful, like in a suitcase?!
9.5 x 7
The backing/lining piece I used is one of those big print fabrics that I could never figure out another use for! It was perfect for this pouch.
***Sharing my pouch at mmmquilts for the September DrEAMi link-up since this was a true "drop everything and make it " project. Plus it turned out to be the perfect size and shape to carry masks, hand sanitizer, and packets of bleach wipes on our recent trip! I didn't even plan it that way.***
So there's my week in an orange nutshell!
Sharing at SoScrappy for ScrapHappy Saturday and at
Quilting is more fun than Housework for Oh Scrap!
And at the Joyful Quilter for September's Table Scraps link-up.