After making 4 placemats for the family (which you can see here and here and here), which we use every day, it was suggested by this same family that I make more placemats for when we have company (most often a friend or two of the kids). I caved, and here are the first two placemats for guests:
They're all made from fabrics I already had. The strip piecing is an easy and fun way to make a simple quilt design. And here's the rainbow of placemats we have on our table:
The kids say there is still room in the rainbow for a lighter/brighter green, and a dark blue, and a pink, and......