Last fall, Carole on the blog From My Carolina Home published a pattern called Autumn Jubilee.
EDIT — I’ve been asked where to find the pattern? HERE is a link directly to Carole’s quilt along from last fall – Leaf pattern by Carole. NOTE- you can also go to the left side of her blog and scroll down and look for categories and select Autumn Jubilee. She had some really great projects over the fall and you might enjoy them all. Be sure to FOLLOW her blog, as she has something new planned for this fall! I used Carole’s leaf pattern and added 2 different 3″ strips on either side of the leaves to make the placemat.
Over the course of Autumn, I completed 4 table runners using her pattern. I had amassed a big quantity of appropriate fabrics, and done quite a bit of “pre-cutting” and building of “bits & pieces” for pumpkins and leaf blocks. One table runner was gifted, and I ended up keeping the other 3. One for the dining room table and one for each of the treadle machines in the dining room.
I still had lots of “bits & pieces” left over, so I thought I should make some placemats. Somewhere along the line, Christmas happened, and the box got put away. I pulled it back out in January to take to a quilt bee. A fellow member of the bee had said she keeps a tote “ready to go” for the bee, and only works on the project during the bee. A long term project, since we only meet once a month. This was a clever idea, and I decided a great way to work on these placemats, with no particular deadline. Of course, everytime I open the container, I have to “rethink” the project. “How many more half-square triangles do I need, etc?” Today was no exception.
I got busy building more blocks, and finally, by August I had enough done, that I could put together 4 placemats. This one you might have seen in a January post,
but here are the rest.
They still need to be layered, quilted and bound, but the “hard work” is finished.
I can’t quilt until I get my Janome back from the repair shop, so it will still be a while before they are finished. Each placemat has the common theme of the leaf centers, but the border fabrics are all unique, and the backing fabric will match the outer border.
Long range, my goal is 8 placemats, so it will probably be next August before I bore you again with the last 4! These have been fun to make.
Thanks again to Carole – From My Carolina Home for the cute pattern !
In keeping with the overall scrappiness of the blocks, I just “had” to make the borders on each one a little different. Would that drive you crazy?