Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Placemats and Some Squishy Mail

Each year at this time, the members of the London Friendship Quilters Guild make placemats for Meals  on Wheels clients.  The placemats are added to gift bags which are delivered on Christmas Day along with Christmas dinner.  I made three placemats this year using a charm pack and some co-ordinating fabric from my stash.  

Here are the backs...

I even found some striped fabrics to use for the binding.

I tried to make the placemats so that they could be used all year long rather than just at Christmas.

I got home today and found a parcel by my front door.  It was my swap blocks from the broken dishes swap that was co-ordinated by Fun with Barb. (There is a link to her blog in the sidebar.)

It will be fun to get these up on my design wall and figure out how to set them!  That will have to wait until after my Christmas sewing is done. Christine's civil war blocks arrived in the same package but you will have to check her blog later to see her blocks.  (Quilting at Balmoral)

Take care! 


  1. Those pretty placemats will make a lovely addition to the Christmas gift/meal. Can't wait to see what you do with your broken dishes!

  2. Those are really cute placemats.

  3. What a lovely idea to make placemats for the meals on Christmas Day. That will really bring some joy to be remembered this way. Happy sewing with your broken dishes blocks. Blessings, Gretchen villacrestfarm@gmail.com