Ombre fabrics will be wonderful, as well. You’ll find a nice selection of solid and ombre pre-cuts here to give you some color ideas. Both 5″ charm squares and 2 1/2″ jelly roll strips will work nicely for this project.
We love how each placemat is a different predominant color. They’ll look so festive all together on your table. Of course, you can coordinate your placemats around a color theme rather than having each be a different color.
Select charm packs or a jelly roll in a range of colors and cut each piece into 2 1/2″ squares. Lay out the pieces in a pleasing arrangement for a colorwash effect, then start stitching. You’ll be pleased by how quickly these go together, even for beginning quilters.
The finished placemats, by Sarah at Coop Crafts, are 12″ x 18″. You can easily make a baby quilt by sewing four placemats together, perhaps with sashing in between, or go even larger for a table topper or lap quilt.