3/30: here is the link to the OMG Finish linkup at Elm Street Quilts. My friends have received the placemats and they are delighted with them.
I was going to make simple slab borders for the elephant-block placemats.
Then I thought I'd use a skinny strip and scrappy neutral borders. That required piecing more scrappy neutrals.
I didn't like the "fenced-in" effect.
If I took the fence out the elephants would be swimming in a pool of neutrals.
What to do, what to do?
I happened to have some scrappy-batik slabs on hand. I cut them into three-inch strips.
I have quilted the elephants and the neutral backgrounds on all four. I hope to finish quilting the borders today.
(And now I have 16 3-to-4-inch strips of batik neutrals to play with.)
P.S. I honestly did not think about Elmer until now.