These were made as an anniversary present for my sister and her husband (this was there 2nd wedding anniversary). I did not know that before I started planning and making these that the traditional second anniversary gift is cotton, which makes this a perfect gift for them. This was also my first experience with appliqueing and the 4 patch block on point. This project was also my own design from start to finish.
These placemats were made with a four-point block that was on point. Since these blocks were quite difficult to get perfect I just added a rectangle block to the other side of the placemat. The center of each placemat features an apple or pear with a inside showing. Each placemat was made like a little quilt complete with cotton batting and all to give it a padded and crinkled look.
Each napkin features a four-patch block with a top and bottom border on each block. All of the seams were topstitched to added reinforcement. In the corner of each napkin is an apple or pear applique. The back of each napkin is the same fabric as the apple or pear respectively.