Beach School placemats

Robert Kaufman donated some awesome stuff for the fundraiser at my kids' school... An old (but unused) market quilt, some aprons, and some fabric precuts. As far as I know (and it's a small school, so I do know), I'm the only one who sews. So I took the pre-cuts to the guild retreat, and made some stuff. Here's a set of 4 placemats made from a charm pack... each is 12 charm squares (I supplemented with some Kona solids)

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they're bound in Kona Espresso, (because I still have random pieces of that left over from my Cathedral Windows quilt), and Liberty was awesome enough to share this fantastic strawberry fabric that was JUST the right color scheme. She had enough for all of them, which is super awesome.

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I quilted them all the same way, 1/4" (ish) from the seams, all the way across every way, like a grid, basically.

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definitely not a color scheme I would choose, but I'm proud of them, nonetheless. Hopefully they'll do well at the school auction. The 4 look really good altogether.

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