I didn't pretend to enjoy this project, but it is done and now up north (with me and the girls) for imminent delivery.
The placemats are for a small round table - of which I do not possess so cannot demonstrate how they fit on such. I was given a template to work from so this shape is not my own invention. I was also given the colours that were preferred. you would think that green, blue and yellow would be easy ones to find in my stash but the particular shades required, to match the recipients china, were actually few and far between in my stash. I think I got there in the end though.
The background fabric is a natural linen, closely quilted and then the 'stripe' was appliquéd on top. Originally I planned on doing a sinuous strip of the colours but my plan failed and I fell back to the easy straight line of colour. I used some excess to requirements fabric on the back and then turned and stitched down the edges rather than attempting to bind all those curves.
Job done. Hope the recipient likes them and that they suit her round table. She is a lovely lady and it is that fact, and the other fact that my mum accepted the job on my behalf, that had me doing this commission. It's done and delivered. Time to enjoy half term.