So, I finished my place mats and pot holders for the in-laws. :-) I think I did ok! Here they are:
I don't like that when they are sewn, the center front isn't connected to the center back in any way. Its just weird to me. Instead of free motion quilting (fmq) I decided to try to mimic the flower in the floral pattern. That is the flower in the center. These are the "tops" of the place mats.
Below, is the bottoms:
And, here are the pot holders:
I could have done better with the tabs, and I could have quilted them better, but this is what it is. LOL I enjoyed making them and will probably make more with this method of quilting (Quilt as you go).