Here is the polka dot place mats. I have my blocks all ready, they just need pressed one more time before sewing together. The strips really are even, my pressing isn't great.
Tomorrow I'll make a trip to the fabric store for some backing fabric. I thought I had it covered in my stash, but I guess I don't. Not sure if they will be quilted in the ditch or just left as is. They will have interfacing inside to give them just a touch of stability. I thought batting would be too thick. I am making progress!