I can’t really post news about Confetti Forest because I am waiting for the background fabric to arrive. It’s hard to believe that mail from overseas still takes this long nowadays—four weeks now. Transport is nothing, though, it’s the customs that take so long.
In the meantime, I made up my mind to use the leftover strips to make some more diamonds and sew some Confetti Forest placemats.
It was fun to repeat all those steps that I already had done so many times before—not at all boring. When I laid the diamonds out I found that the width was just under what I wanted. And the only fabric left by then were some narrow strips—but plenty of them. So I picked four for each placemat and added them on the sides.
I found me this lovely tiny dotted brown print for the binding, and pulled from my stash a dull slate grey cotton for the back. Unlike the big quilt, I machine quilted the placemats, but in the exact same manner as I plan to hand quilt the big one. Thus I was able to see if I really liked it—and I did.