July 24, 2012

easy to please

I am having so much fun playing with this fabric.  I have a feeling you are going to get tired of seeing it in no time flat.  A certain four year old likes it, too.  Once he saw the tractor (his favorite thing right now) he had to have something made from it.  I suggested a pair of shorts but he nixed that idea and asked for a place mat.

Easy enough...

I had a left over block from the quilt top I finished this afternoon so I just started adding borders until the dimensions were right.

After a quick run through the washer, it is ready to go. 

I love how easy it is to please him at this age.  Too bad it doesn't last for long.

I have the quilt top all pinned and ready to quilt so I'm sure you'll be seeing this tangerine and blue combo at least one more time soon.

Have a wonderful Tuesday.

xo. Patty


  1. Its great, one pleases lil guy :)
    Karen x

  2. Oh my goodness how adorable! YOu should sell those in your etsy shop! :)

  3. Awww, how sweet that he asked for a placemat. I like the way he thinks.

  4. What a cute pattern. I can see why you want to keep using it!

  5. That is really cute fabric and I love the colors.

  6. That place mat is really cute! Quilt top ready to quilt?? Well Miss Energizer Bunny you did fast work! I can't wait to see it. So have fun sewing!!!

  7. Sooo adorable. Love the colors

  8. Very cute! You know he will love this for quite so time because you made him exactly what he wanted. :)

  9. Patty,
    What an adorable place mat for your grandson!!! Being the mother of sons...I, too, am liking this fabric!!! Anxious to see the reveal of the quilt!

  10. Hi Patty!

    That is an adorable placemat for a special little guy!! And I love that it was his idea to have a new placemat with the cute tractor! Children are awesome! :D

    I am catching up on your blog as I have had my nose stuck in a very special book! Patty, thank you again for your amazing giveaway! The two books are wonderful!! I have been telling all my friends about them! The book, 1000 gifts, has truly been a blessing as it was so timely! I didn't realize how much I needed to be reminded to look (hard if necessary) for the beauty and goodness in the ordinary days of life when it sometimes seems to be all work and no fun! The devotional too has been refreshing as it has a unique twist that I LOVE!! I am so thankful for our amazing faithful FATHER!!

    Thank you again dear friend!! You are a treasure!

    Love XOXO

    P.S. what a beautiful post about your son in law and daughter and sweet pretty little Emily a few posts back!! Welcome home and thank you to our brave courageous military men!! God bless him and his little family!!

  11. AW, how cute is that!!! Noah loves trucks too. Anything that goes, or has wheels!!
    I am itching to sew. I need to complete the things I have made. I have 4 quilt tops to quilt!!!!
    Happy sewing!
    XO Kris

  12. You make it seem so easy..Very cute but not as easy as you make it look..What a great place

  13. Adorable placemat! I agree, you should sell them. Looks complicated to me!

  14. I'm going to have to expand my fabric shopping trips to include quilt shops. The fabrics I'm finding lately just don't thrill me. I like your choices and that placemat is awfully cute. I too am looking forward to seeing the quilt you are working on.

  15. What a great idea!! The colors are so fun!!

  16. This is a great request from a 4 year old boy. Maybe I could start with something that small. Great idea.

  17. Wonderful! I never get tired of orange and blue!

  18. That "certain four year old" has good taste.