Reneta made this fun runner and place mats our of some awesome blueberry fabric she picked up in Newfoundland in the summer. The pattern she used is Detour by Highway 10 Designs.
I don't usually get to quilt small items like this, so these were a fun change of pace. Reneta left the quilting design up to me but did mention that she like the look of the curls. I like place mats to have enough quilting so that they come out of the wash and require the least care possible so I did a lot of stitching in the ditch around the elements of the design.
If you want to whip up a set of these for a great Christmas gift the pattern is available as a PDF download (or by mail) from our Etsy shop.