Hooked on a book. When we were down in Washington on holidays this year I stopped in at a quilt shop in Marysville that I had visited a couple of years earlier. It's a cute little shop with a variety of beautiful fabrics. I stumbled upon a book called Sweetwater's Simple Home and fell in love! I bought the book as a birthday prezzie to myself and have thoroughly enjoyed reading through it multiple times. There are beautiful project patterns for every room in the house and I am determined to make at least one of everything out of the book! One of my new favourite patterns in the book is for placemats. I'm always on the look out for a great placemat pattern. One that's functional but still contemporary. These ones are perfect! They will make perfect presents! I'm having fun switching the pattern up a little and strip piecing some of the tops. They're super easy, and not too time consuming. Now, I realize that this should have been photographed with a lovely table setting showing off the beauty of the placemat, but at this point in time I can barely leave the sewing room to even do a blog post...so this is it for now!