It all started with the leftover piano keys from this finish from a couple months ago.
Not wanting to begin another leftovers box, they seemed like good candidates for a little coin quilt.
Then I looked at our little porch bistro table and thought how cute it would look in mid-summer with a sweet tablecloth topped with a pitcher of sunflowers or zinnias. A border from a backing fabric cutoff, a scrappy binding of leftover reds to finish perhaps?
And seeing those colors reminded me of a lot of leftover strips from making placemats for our daughters, and how they might look on the back, alternated with this little red/brown check. Always better when the back is as much fun as the front, right?
And so it grew into this
Finishing at, ahem, 39x39 inches. What can I say, I love it! And even better, there are still enough wider strips of that olive oil/salad fabric and the check to make at least 4 more placemats for us and possibly some napkins. Win-win-win in my book. Linking with Wendy at The Constant Quilter as she posts her month-end roundup of mini-quilt makers.
One more gratuitous photo featuring my silent but ever-faithful companion during these photo shoots. So soothing to stroke all that fur. For both of us.
May you all find peace in your hearts during these troubled times.