This quilt is going to be so pretty; I really love Caitlin's aesthetic and she always chooses blocks and colors that wonderfully outside of my norm. I highly recommend taking a look at her blog!
I also recently made some placemats. To be honest I was dreading making them, but I couldn't find any reasonably priced placemats in the store so I went for it anyway. I wanted to keep them simple and I did not want to have to bind them so I used this tutorial except I ended up not quilting mine. Well, I quilted two of them and then I decided I preferred them unquilted so I ripped out the stitches.
Using a beloved print (it's from Melody Miller's Ruby Star Spring) definitely made working on these more fun. I have been holding onto this print for a while. I love that the fabric has a linen texture and uses lots of my favorite colors without overwhelming my husband and his distaste for teal.
I only had enough fabric to make 6 placemats which was unfortunate since there are 8 chairs at the table, but we rarely have more than couple people over and my kids have their own placemats anyway.
The backing is a purple Marimekko print that I bought out of the remnant bin at the Crate and Barrel outlet. Their remnants only cost 99 cents a pound so this fabric cost almost nothing.
They have already survived a few uses!