When we were dairy farming, friends and family thought everything cow needed to be in our home. Sometimes what they gave, really was not appreciated ... such as these place mats!
Sure, I liked the "fabric", but I am SO NOT a place mat person. Add the fact that they werebasically just some fabric fused to a white backing with a serged edge, plus they never laid flat. So every year for Christmas they came out, were seldom used .... and then tucked away for the next year.
The last few years, I kept thinking, I should make them into a quilt, but nothing happened. This year, it kept haunting me, and I started to consider designs and stash fabrics for go-withs. Didn't happen though. Til I started packing Christmas things away, and decided, it's going to become a flimsy in January and it'll be quilted sometime between then and Christmas!
Mission Accomplished!! .... A nice large lap quilt .... or a small'ish bed quilt at 69" square.
IF I want it as a topper, I can easily lay it over a bedspread sized quilt.
Bonus ... all the fabric came from my stash except the white/gold.
And of course, just "had" to use the Churn Dash or Hole In the Barn Door block design for the starting point!
May I wish you an early Merry Christmoos!!
........ or should that be a Mooy Christmas?
Of course, from none other than the Santa Cows!!
Thanks for looking .... (sorry, not the best photo .... the sashing and borders is a dark green striped fabric.)