I pieced a 9-patch block from 4-1/2" squares of African fabrics, then slashed and added a 2" white strip. Craftsy had the slashed block as one of their January BOMs... when I showed this to Charlene she said the 9-patch version was also done, but I didn't find it. Anyway, kudos to Craftsy if this is their design!
She found the instructions for the 10-minute Table Runner on You Tube (http://youtu.be/Kfg8BMUakOc), and she instructed us on the techniques while Pat sewed together the class sample. There are only two pieces to cut: 13" by WOF and 18" by WOF - we were amazed at how easy it was!
After it's sewn you just add a decorative button at each end!
The placemats can also be made from a fat quarter.
Well, that was my yesterday, I hope yours was just as relaxing - enjoy your Friday!