I was able to sew today and I took full advantage of it.
I had started some place mats this week inspired by this pattern that I found while surfing Pinterest. That pattern inspired me to make these:
They’ve already been utilized in the living room. Two place mats are on our side tables and the two smaller mats are on our TV stand, one to hold a speaker and the other as the official home of the TV remote control.
I also made third place mat that’s going to be donated to the guild’s comfort quilt program to be donated to the local meals on wheels program for shut ins. That one has a blue border.
I’m going to fix that curvy bit on the left side of the binding tomorrow. It is really bothering me.
Inspired by my success with machine binding (and wanting to get more practise) I decided to completely machine bind a small quilt. Machine binding is a new skill for me and I thought why not get some more practise.
So I finished this scaled down version of Bonnie Hunter’s Fourth of July Quilt.
The backing material was a Value Village (thrift store) find. I picked it up having no idea what I’d do with it this until this quilt came along.
I also worked a bit on Frolic, the 2019 Bonnie Hunter mystery quilt. I’m putting together the blocks and am finding it a very hard slog. I just can’t get into a rhythm making them. A bit of progress was made but not much. No pictures for that one as I worked on 3 or 4 blocks but didn’t finish any of the blocks.
Now to figure out what to work on tomorrow.
15 thoughts on “It’s been a busy Saturday”
What a sweet quilt. I love the cool colors, very calming.
I’m not familiar with that Bonnie Hunter pattern. Thanks for sharing! I really like how your quilt turned out. Nicely done!
Congratulations on some nice finishes this week! What a good idea to have a mat just for the remote controls! I love the greens and blues of your quilt. Isn’t machine binding great? Fast, easy, and sturdy. Have a great week!
Lovely placemats, and the smaller one looks like a mug rug, so cozy! Your Fourth of July Quilt isbright and cheerful.
Thank you for linking at Patchwork & Quilts link party.
I love all the colors in your placemats, especially set against that beautiful background fabric. I’m still practicing my machine binding too. I like how fast it is but still struggle to get it to look good. Practice, I guess! :). Thanks for linking to MCM!
Oh those placemats will make any meal more delicious!
Very nice! I love the greens: nice and bright with the blues. Very springy.
But your table mats are great as well. Beautiful contrast to the string strips.
What an accomplishmet
I found you at the link party at My Quilt Infatuation, and I love your creations. I use a serpentine stitch like yours to quilt, and it is a great alternative to straight stitches. Much more interesting. I have taken to machine stitched binding also, and use decorative stitches on my sewing machine to stitch them down. It adds a bit of splash and doesn’t take much longer. Thanks for the inspiration!
Love the place mats….so pretty. Your quilt is awesome.
Have a great day!
Beautiful quilt, perfect backing. I’ve had so much luck finding backings ( usually repurposed duvet covers or sheets ) from Value Village as well.
Greetings from down the road in London ON.
Love the bright colors on the mats. Your blue green quilt is lovely in the soft relaxing colors. Great job!
Boy, those are both so beautiful! I really love the quilt and the colors you used. Beautiful pattern!
What fun place mats and Love the finished quilt.
Your placemats are lovely and I’m glad to hear they are already in use! Love the idea of a home for the remote. Maybe it won’t go missing that way! How sweet that you made and extra one for a shut in. That will bring some cheer.
Love the fourth of July quilt! Thanks for sharing on Wednesday Wait Loss.
That is a great idea, placemats for side table. Why didn’t I think of that? Our tables are antique with a glass top and currently I throw a rag on top to catch my odds and ends but I could really dress them up. Thank you for linking up to Put your foot down. Oh, your quilt is pretty too.