And that’s five! I am especially happy with the quilting on this one. I used both yellow and green threads, with some green lines in each of the yellow areas, and some yellow lines in the green areas, then green for the free motion portions of design on the yellow. Of all of them, this is my favorite, because of the combination of serpentine and straight line quilting with free motion within the feature designs.
I used this presser foot to help me stay in the ditch. It is a very helpful foot when you use actual piping, because the piping helps hold the foot in the ditch. With this ‘fake’ piping, it was a bit less helpful. I couldn’t really see if I was actually stitching in the ditch and there was no piping to hold against. In theory I should have been given that the guide was in the ditch, but in practice…not always. I also have these other two presser feet that came with my sewing machine. Maybe one of these would be more helpful? One has an more open toe at least.
Finishing up one of these placemats was my January goal for the Lovely Year of Finishes and the full set was on my Finish Along 2015 Q1 goals list, so this is a good start to the year. The scraps I used for this quilt were mainly from a quilt I made many years ago for my mother-in-law. I haven’t been able to find a picture of that quilt, but here is a picture of the completed top, along with pictures of the full set of placemats.