So, I used the same colors but created a star pattern for the right side of the mat. “Esentially, these are big coasters”, he said. You could look at it that way. I think it’s just nicer to pull this out than a big place mat. Plus they’re cute.
To the left, this is just the top not quilted. Still have to add the batting, backing, quilting and binding.
The star pattern I used was from Flag of Valor created by Minick and Simpson (it’s a free download). The original idea behind this pattern was to create quilts for our service men and women. I think I’m reading it incorrectly as it does not say to clip away yardage when you create the points. It shows removing only one layer not two. Makes for a bumpy top. I saw their offer to create a star a day ahead of when they were due.