I can't lie. I'm developing a placemat problem. I just made two more sets, I have fabric for a third, and I have firm plans to make yet another set once the fabric I want is out in stores.
|Fresh Wrapped placemats and runner by Canuck Quilter Designs|
This is Fresh Wrapped. That gorgeous apple print has been begging to come home with me for a long time, but I never had a purpose for it before. I'd like to say I designed these placemats just for this fabric, but that would be stretching the truth. I designed first, then I rooted through my stash to determine I really didn't have enough of any suitable print (my stash is mostly tone-on-tone colors), then I walked through the quilt store. The apple print jumped right out and assured me there wouldn't be a better project to finally use it.
|Fresh Wrapped placemats by Canuck Quilter Designs|
|Pattern available here.|
|Photo setup for Fresh Wrapped placemats|
|Flipped placemat and runner|
|Flipped placemats and runner by Canuck Quilter Designs|
|Mockup of Geese Across the Table in Cafe Culture|
So, back to my placemat "problem". They're a quick way to get a "finish fix", to get that lovely feeling of finishing a project. They are pretty but practical. They don't take as much room to store as a throw or bed quilt. They're a great gift option for any occasion. So, maybe it's not a problem after all!