This summer the Minneapolis Modern Quilt Guild hosted a "take it with you" challenge. Projects had to include some hand-work and be portable, ideally so we could work on them at the beach. I didn't make it to the beach, but I did take several road trips this summer. The big reveal was at the guild meeting last Thursday.
My project was a set of place mats. I hand-basted the hexagons, machine appliqued and quilted the place mats, then hand-stitched the binding.
I had originally intended to do six place mats, but four is still a set, right?
For the front and back of the place mats, I cut 13" x 16" rectangles. After quilting I trimmed them down to 12.5" x 15.25". They hold a Fiesta-ware dinner plate, silverware and glass but it's a tight fit. The next set I make will be a little larger, probably 13" x 16".
I love the different colors.
The quilting looks great, too!