Finally, here are the finished placemats made using the improvisational pieced skew-whiff squares I made a while ago now.
The squares were blanket stitched using my machine onto the green background fabric before assembling the mats. I took the easier path by not using binding to edge the mats, instead stitching front back and batting together before turning right side out.
Detail of the 3 front squares and quilted lines in coordinating coloured thread.
Table mats always get dirty so quickly, so I figured I would make them double sided - the back just has a single square. Twice the use before needing washing!
Decided single smaller mats for hot plates would be more useful than a table runner. I used two layers of batting to make them a bit more heat resistant. Again double sided - one with a big block and the other with a single small block.