If you're a REAL quilter, you have at least one UFO (unfinished object) and one WIP (work in progress) stashed in the closet or stacked on a shelf. Maybe you just need quilting suggestions, or maybe a fresh eye from a new online friend can help with block arrangements. How about a UFO swap? Any UFO conversation is welcome.

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Comment by Elizabeth Phillips yesterday

I am just giving my Wildlife Panel - Jelly Roll a final pressing before starting to work on a backing.  I found a nice dark green fabric with Brown Bears and Moose in it that I will piece.  It is long enough but not wide enough.

Barbara, very nice placemats!  When is National Coffee Day?  We could call it "International Coffee Day"!  My favourite coffee for all time is Kona Coffee that is served on the Princess Cruise Lines.

Comment by Barbara Hughes yesterday

Here is 2 place mats I put together this morning for my hubby for National Coffee Day!!

Comment by Riana Noyes on Monday

Gail, l quilted & bound one today. Last yr. I pillow cased a few. Which way do you finish yours? I'd love to see photos of some of your own.

Comment by Gail Brown on Monday

Ihave made tons of place mats.  They sell really well at craft shows and make a fast gift when needed.  I probably have seven or eight sets myself, some seasonal and some every day ones. They are a great way to use up extra blocks.

Comment by Riana Noyes on Monday

Yes Liz it came from you, it appears to beca pillow top panel, but l cut it down, and the " borders" are already in another patchwork placemat top. I'mmjust making frontscand backs out of orphans and scraps etc. Later, l'll match fronts with suitable backs for colour.

Kris, my problem is my placemats seem to last forever, even though used daily. I have 3 sets of 4 ( only hubby & l). One set is 15 yr old and another 12. 3rd was bought woven ones from dd and they're 6. I will need to make a set for myself that actually match my present kitchen,lol....someday.

Comment by Kris Howell on Sunday

Elizabeth and Riana - love those placemats!  I make placemats when I'm experimenting with a quilting pattern, and I use them between dishes in the RV when travelling in addition on on my table.  I have several sets and am thinking about making another one, just haven't decided what yet! 

Comment by Elizabeth Phillips on Sunday

Riana, how nice that you were able to use the "lacy" Scotty Dog and Christmas Bells blocks.  My mom gave those to me years ago.  She had bought them at the TG&Y in Clearwater, Florida.  I had kept them so long on the shelf with the Christmas fabric.  Was the old-fashioned family from me?  I had bought a stack of Christmas fabric at the QOVC silent auction and blocks like that were in the mix.  Placemats are fun to make.  I usually make a few for my daughter in B.C.  She uses them.  Doug likes table cloths.

Comment by Riana Noyes on Sunday

While l have the winter quilt on the frame, l've begun my placemats for Meals on Wheels that they give their shutin clients the week of Christmas. One side is " Christmas", the other " every day". 

Liz, you're going to recognize some of these fabrics!

Comment by Barbara Hughes on September 24, 2020 at 5:01pm

No Liz, I just have the pattern. But they are such cute little doggies.

Love the winter quilt, Riana. You do lovely work all the time.

Comment by Elizabeth Phillips on September 24, 2020 at 9:30am

Riana, your primitive winter quilt is lovely!  Barbara, did your pattern come with fabric too for the dogs?  I love doggie quilts!

Riana, I made a lighthouse quilt a long time ago.  Ann Bird, the famous Canadian quilter gave a course on how to translate a picture to a grid and do colour wash and then cut out and machine applique.  Sounds strange but it really worked, however, I never pursued the technique again.  Now, last Fall, I bought a lighthouse panel at Fabricland and it is waiting for borders to make it bigger.


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