Monday, December 26, 2011

QST TableMats

Happy Boxing Day!  I have finally finished 3 table mats. Initially, I had 2 odd pieces of this christmas multi print - approx 12" x 20".  I  thought I would challenge myself to use it up right away and not let it creep back into the scrap boxes.  I thought quarter square triangles (QST) would be fun.  Ha!  I made 40 QST blocks, then had to figure out what to do with them. I also had some binding already made up from another project from this print.

I got 2 placemats out of the pieces. Then I had 16 QST left-over. So I chose another print for the rectangle and put the remaining QST around that. This piece is about 25" long. I use quilted mats on end tables and dressers, backs of chairs........they are useful in so many places.


I'm glad to have this project finished. Now, I need to put away supplies so I can see my work tables again.

What will call to me next?

8 comments:

  1. You're way ahead of the game for next year's Christmas projects, Kat. Great job.

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  2. Love the placemats and the table mat. Nice not to have to put the scraps in the scrap bin. I agree there are so many places those quilted mats come in handy! Great project to practice some FMQ ;)

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  3. Kat, the mats are beautiful! I know you will enjoy using them.

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  4. I love your table mats. I'm glad they are finished and ready to go for next year.

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  5. Very nice set! Actually more than "nice" they are beautiful. I have some of that print in my stash :)
    (Hopped over from Stash Busters)

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  6. Very pretty and useful. Thanks for sharing.

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  7. I hope you had a wonderful Christmas!

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  8. I love the table mats. The QST really make a nice frame. Aren't you clever getting a head start on next year. I haven't even finished the Christmas projects that were meant for this year.

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