I participated in the Placemat Swap over on flickr last month. Cheryl, my partner, asked for white and bright, and we decided to make 2 placemats. Now that I know that she has received them, I can show you what I came up with:
I used some of my favourite fabrics and scraps.And even tried my machine binding again. It really helped that the binding and the backing are the same fabric - it hides most of the oops!