I worked on my sister's placemats this weekend. I wanted a fairly simple design to show off the fabric. There are so many patterns on the web! I liked several of them, but I always returned to Coming Home Placemat. When I showed my sister the patterns I was considering, it was her first pick, too.
I laid out the fabric on the floor my design wall and was overwhelmed. I couldn't find a balance I liked. I almost bailed for another pattern, but decided since I was constantly drawn back to this one, I needed to stick with it. After moving swatches around for an hour, I took the plunge and cut material for the first placemat. Hey! Once it was together, it looked pretty good. I cut the rest of the fabric for the other five placemats and had them pieced together in no time.
Next step, backing and quilting. Do I stick with one quilting design or try something different on each one?