Since the placemats I did for Emily and Hannah turned out so cute, and were finished so quickly ... I decided to make a set for me! I actually decided to try making seasonal ones. So, these are my spring placemats. I used the pattern I found on the internet to make two. It's usually just Larry and me eating at our small kitchen table. They turned out very cute ... and very Springy!
Then I thought ... I need to make some for when the kids and grandkids are all over for dinner. We get together every other Sunday afternoon for what we call "family dinner." Hmmmm. What to do. I didn't have enough of the fabrics I originally got to make five more. So ... I tried something new. I'd read about half-square triangles. They look pretty easy. A placemat is a great place to try out something new. So, I combined the leftovers from my strippy placemats with scraps I already had on-hand to come up with these.
I was on a roll! Decided to do something extra special for my granddaughter, Addison. She's in a booster seat at the big table now. No more high chair. That's now for 9 month old grandson, Jericho. Once again ... I used scraps to build a log cabin placemat for her. I think it turned out pretty good. If I had it to do over again, I think I'd put in another color besides the white, but I like it. And, so did she. And, that's really the goal, anyway.