My swap partner, Krommama, has received her package and I can finally share the secret project I had for the month of October.  This is the Placemat Quilt Swap 2, which is a Flickr swap.  It was lots of fun to do!  Sarah and I decided to challenge ourselves with this: use all scraps, include at least one word, use fall colors/theme and do it free pieced.  Mine is all free pieced and scrappy (including the batting and back).  I even free pieced those apples.  The apple centers and little squares on the basket are appliqued.  Can you guess why I put those little squares on the handle?  Applique can cover a multitude of sins.



I did free motion machine  quilting so that it should last for many washings.  The back is made of lots more scraps and with another pattern, it's two-sided.




I also made a bonus hotpad, just because.  This shoo fly block was in the scrap bin so I whipped this out in no time at all.

And here's the whole package.  I included a few extra goodies just for fun.  I hope Sarah has many wonderful meals with this new placemat!