Jill and I visited Kailua Kreations II Quilt Shop (where we both won prizes for the Big Island Shop Hop) and then we played golf. (Read below to see what I won and what I have made....)
We visited beaches, watched whales
and had plenty of time to relax.
So...what did I win? A lovely stack of 5" squares. What to do, what to do....
I decided to make 2 placements, one for my husband and one for me.
The pictures show how I made them. If you have some 5" squares in your stash (or you cut some) you can make easy placemats too!
|Arrange squares - 3 rows with 4 squares in each row. Offset the squares so you don't need to match seams!|
|Trim 2-1/2 inches from the 'hanging over' squares.|
|Use your walking foot to sew all around the placemat with a 1/4 inch seam allowance; |
sew across the corners to reduce bulk. Then trim the backing and batting even with the placemat.
|Un-pick approximately 5 inches of one horizontal row seam so you can turn the placemat right side out.|
Turn and press. Pin the opening closed.
|Topstitch around the edge of the placemats 1/4 inch from the edge. I used a decorative machine stitch.|
Use a decorative machine stitch to quilt along the horizontal seams. Use a stitch that will close the opening at the same time.