Saturday, March 27, 2010

Playing with Quilting

Ninepatch Placemat

This 12" x 18" placemat was made from 6 Ninepatch blocks.

I am going to use it to experiment with some quilting.
What if I start by sewing arcs around the center square of the Ninepatch block?
What if I add a second, taller arc to each of the original arcs?

How do 6 of these look in a placemat?
I like this; it makes the placemat more interesting. It's simple. But is it too simple?
What if I repeat the stitching pattern, but center it on the large green squares?
Then this is how the placemat looks.

I like this too. It's definitely fussier than the previous version. But there is also more for the eye to explore.

For more ideas on quilting placemats go to My Posts by Subject in the sidebar on the right and click on Placemat

1 comment:

  1. I won't drive you nuts commenting on everyone of these but they are all great and I love the idea of something small like this to practice on!!