I stitched them up last April
when I designed a set of six placemats (that post is here) to take to Angela Walters' Dot to Dot class in Sarasota. You can read about that highlight of my quilting life here. I made three pairs: two in blues and two in greens. The pinks are not really in my décor, so I concentrated on getting the blues and greens done.
|May 1, 2015|
|No clue what the names of the Kona solids are, sorry|
Unlike the first four, these had to have binding. Not sure why I didn't cut the backing bigger all the way around as I did for the blues and greens mats. I've suddenly, as I viewed this post in "Preview" realized why...doh! I believe I'd had the thought to make these up into a bag...ah well, that's what I get for being menopausally scatterbrained, and for nearly 1-year-old UFOs. (Ya, 'cuz I never have any UFOs older than that, nope...) Yay for me because I found some Kona black strips (I think) in my black scraps bag. Have I said yet how very glad I am I brought all my smaller scraps with me?!
|All bound. I added in the white straight line quilting after I bound them and confirmed what I had suspected, that I'd done this in the first four.|
|Fabulous texture, n'est-ce pas? The Spirograph-esque design is Angela Walters' from her book, Shape by Shape, but I did it in a triangle as opposed to a square. You can see it drawn and then stitched out by The Quilt Journal here. Thanks to Judy at Quilt Paradigm for showing me that take on this easy and effective FMQ design. I did it with my walking foot, since I don't have a ruler foot for my Bernina. I drew two lines ahead of my stitching with a Hera marker, since you can't draw the entire design ahead of time.|
|Throwing finished quilts around on the ground again...|
It was super hot and humid the day I finished these, so, unlike her usual close scrutiny of my projects, Bella chose not to be as involved.
|Hot Himalayan puddy-tat|
This post might end up as part of Soma's Wandering Camera linky next month. I told her that I'll be sure to snap photos as we go what always feels like "back in time," heading back home to Kingsville, Ontario, and share those on the first Thursday in April.
|Great spot for early morning coffee or afternoon tea; I will miss it.|
Let's Bee Social
and later with Leanne at She Can Quilt for the Q1 FAL