I have completed my 2015 pattern which is called “Chile Fix.” It is my first place mat pattern. The pattern makes a six-chile rectangular placemat ( 13 1/2″ x 19″) for a square or rectangular table, and a five-chile wedge-shaped placemat (13 1/2″ x 18″) for a round table. By extending the rectangular placemat, a table runner of any length may be made.
The Chiles adhere to a Foundation cloth with paper-backed fusible web. Once the Chiles are fused to the Foundation, Stem Caps are fused over the Chile tops, and everything is applique stitched to the Foundation. Once the Top, Batting and Backing are sandwich and sewn together around the outer edge of the applique stitch, the project is turned right side out, pressed, and quilted.
You may use any Chile colors desired. I chose to use prints of bright red and green, as my original inspiration was of large baskets of glossy red and green chiles at El Rancho de las Golondrinas living history museum outside Santa Fe. They were glorious in the morning sun.
I have priced this pattern the same as my other two Table Series, at $9.50 each. It is another way to get your daily “Chile Fix!”