I made six quilted placemats for my friend's belated birthday gift. My inspiration was here, but I decided not to do any patchwork and just used the quilting idea. My walking foot was a beast. It kept making loud noises, spitting black mascara dust onto my fabric, and then choking every once in a while. On the last set, the green, I finally took it off and just quilted with my normal foot. I probably need to take my machine in for its 60,000 stitch tune up.
One of each is quilted in this sun/horizon style with four different coordinating threads:
I backed them with some floral fabric that is a coordinating version of my umbrella fabric:
I feel like they are almost, but not quite, a complete game of SET.
I am thinking I could make some napkins out of the remaining floral fabric. That would be sharp. The gift is already late...could just be a little later. But I wanted to send it with her kid's present and that birthday is in early September.