Sunday, January 20, 2019

Monday Making

I am making table mats these days.
Small little quilts.
Hopefully there will be 10 of them when April arrives.
I make these every year for a women's retreat I attend.
They grace the dining room tables and the retreat goers bid on them.

So far, I have been able to use orphan blocks
in constructing them.
The orphans give me a jumping OFF place.
They get my creative juices going.

I DO love giving LIFE to these old blocks.
Leftovers from projects.....
Or maybe they were rejects.

They're BEAUTIFUL in MY book!

It gives me great satisfaction making something out of

This one even got the ROYAL TREATMENT.......hand quilting!!!!

What are YOU making this week???


  1. Looks like you've gotten a good start on your table mats. What a great way to use up the odds and ends.

  2. Your table mats are lovely, Beth, and that's a great way to use up those refugee blocks! Also a great way to try out different ideas on a smaller scale.

  3. They're beautiful to me too, Beth! Clever use of your found orphans.
    Funny how this post fits with what I wrote about yesterday.

  4. I always love your yearly table topper projects. This one is another winner.

  5. lovey table toppers - I'm working on scraps here

  6. I love the plus one! Such a good idea to use up orphans. Now I need to pull out the two I have stashed and add 2 more to make a square mat!

  7. Nice way to use orphan blocks. If I ever had a cleaned off table top I would make some out of my orphans.

  8. Wonderful mats and patterns. I need to start making table runners for my new table, so enjoy seeing table top ideas.


  9. I look forward to seeing your mats every year! I love how you make something out of "Nothing"! Thank you for sharing!

  10. What a fun idea . . . they are beautiful and I know the bids will fly high :) I love the color combo in the first mat at the top of your post . . . so rich and beautiful. Happy Quilting!
    Connie :)

  11. Lovely!! I've been making table mats too. I made so many tops over the past two weeks I had to ask for help in quilting and binding them all.

  12. Look forward to seeing these every year. Such a great idea. I have also used it when I bought a scrap bag from a quilt show that had scraps and blocks and pieces of fabrics. Fun to play in the scraps isn't it?


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