Placemat number 2 is quilted. Spirals are hard! And slow! Modern Quilting suggests using a grid to help get the spiral right. My original idea was spirals surrounded by free motion filler quilting, so I tried first without (luckily on a test square) and it did not go well! So a grid it was. My son actually really liked the look of the grid alone, but I wanted those spirals. I still find the start hard, and if your spiral wobbles somewhere, you find yourself following that same wobbly line the next round, so more practice is needed. At this stage I cannot imagine being able to use it on a large quilt where you are maneuvering large amounts of fabric. Maybe as I become better at the technique, it will become more manageable. The top section uses a free motion design I had never tried before. I wanted curves to offset the hard lines of the grid. It’s a very easy pattern, though I need more practice to use it more fluently. I can imagine using it in a variety of quilts.