In my "Quilting in the Kitchen" group, we made these spiral placemats.
The pattern comes from "Designs to Share With You". They were fun and easy and are possible to whip up in a couple of hours. Some of us didn't get that far by the end of the evening, but pretty close!
Most of us chose to make the 24" Table Topper version. You'll notice one of my girls made a mistake with sewing her strips together, and it still turned out pretty cool! She was determined to make another one the right way, of course!