Good morning! It’s Cindy reporting in from Ohio.
I recently joined the Central Ohio Modern Quilt Guild and have met some incredibly talented quilters. This is a very active guild and the monthly meetings are full of inspiration.
Each year the guild chooses a community charity project, and for 2018, the Meals on Wheels program was adopted. Guild members make quilted placemats that are distributed to Meals on Wheels clients. These placemats are are great way to use miscellaneous scraps and left over quilt blocks to create small, modern quilt designs.
Below is the label each quilter/creator sews on the back of each placemat:
I was looking through a large bag of colorful scraps from my dear friend, MJ, AND wondered how I could put them to work. Then I started thinking about some of the leftover blocks I have from previous quilts. Hmmmm…the lightbulb in my head turned on.
Left over pieced blocks + lovely scraps = bright, bold placemats!
I need to practice my machine quilting skills and these placemats are the perfect size to machine quilt. I’ll add them to my “must finish” list for October.
I have plenty of leftover blocks to incorporate into some type of placemat design. Below are just a few random blocks…wouldn’t that cute fox face brighten someone’s day?
I hope you are still enjoying the sights and sounds of fall! Here’s another photo I snapped while walking in the park with Norma and Sadie.
7 thoughts on “Modern Piecing for a Cause”
Using ‘orphan blocks’ for placemats, or part of placemats, is a great idea.
Love the placemat idea!
I love this idea!
Great idea, using placemats to practice your quilting, and making the placemats from orphan blocks is brilliant!
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How wonderful to support Meals on Wheels, that is such a great organization. Great job with the colorful scraps and I love the flower image!
Awesome idea. I might need to borrow it.