We have to bring two quilted placemats 12X18" to our next guild meeting in October to donate to Meals On Wheels. I had leftover fabric from my "Cloud 9" quilt that I thought would make some pretty ones; I could envision the teal quilting showing up on the reverse (I'd already decided on black). Three things happened: first I saw something on a shop wall in the Quilt Sampler Fall issue, second, making those hotpads gave me an idea as to how to finish the placemats with that self-binding, and third, seeing a quilt on Cynthia Brunz's blog, Quilting is More Fun Than Housework (see her Oct. 3 post) just made all those thoughts gel together. Great news for these menopausal scatterbrained-melon days!!
So they are both finished today and ready to take with me to Tuesday night's meeting. :-) Now the only other "to-do" for the meeting is to put a stripe on my orphan block. Here are the placemats: