Blueberry: Mission Accomplished

Today was the day that the blueberry place mats finally were sent off to Mainely Quilts up in Kennebunk Maine - all 8 of them!  I have just enough of the blueberry fabric with the black back ground leftover to make one more apron and then not only am I out of it but also Mainely Quilts, who had several bolts of it but sadly, no more!  Four of the pads have the blueberry fabric as the 2 center squares and the border with a light sage green and then 4 different fabrics for the border triangles.  Since I was using up scrapes, I actually cut out and sewed triangles rather than the usual way I make a Seminole border by attaching a square 1/4" larger than the other squares and then trimming them to triangles.  The other 4 placemats have all different fabrics for the center square and then I repeated that fabric in the border.  I wanted to make as many placemats as I could out of what I had left of the blueberry fabric and by not using it for the border on some of the place mats and substituting it for the 6 squares in the mats, it used less of the fabric and I could then actually make four more pads.  I took photos of four the the mats - 2 each of each design. 

I got a lot or response from the "Apron Brigade" photo.  Rather than just having it appear in my blog, I am also going to have it pop up in the slide show.  Tomorrow the Fiber Arts Show is coming down at the Shelburne Arts Co-op.  It was at the reception for that show that the Apron Brigade appeared.  Thanks again to Karen and Marie for being such good sports and being willing to walk around Shelburne Falls, MA  during the art walk modeling my creations.