A bread machine is a wondrous thing. Or a curse. Depending on how much of the finished product you eat. The first thing I do...as soon as the bread is out of the pan, I go against the 'rules.' Yep. I'm a rule breaker. I take a serrated knife and slowly slice off the top of the loaf. I butter it. And share with Sam. Alas. Sam was running an errand. Before he left I told him (I remember explicitly telling him) that the bread would be ready in 10 minutes. Poor dear. Lucky ME! I didn't have to share this time. ;o)
I followed along with the Minnesota quilters/designers' blog hop. The very first blog had a pattern for quilt as you go placemats. "Anyday Placemats" from Gudrun's World - http://www.gudrun.typepad.com/ . I changed one element (rule breaker yet again) and came up with these.
I've had the fabric for two or three years. Back then, I received the tablerunner in a swap. I already had the matching blue so trotted back to the store for more blue, the same fabric in tan with white, and a blue and white to coordinate.
Total, I made eight placemats.
Thanks Michele in Brazoria Texas for the tablerunner!