You can read about it in this post. If you've ever been on a quilt retreat or even out for a day with your quilting friends who know that it MUST involve some fabric shopping and my friends and I did our part to keep the economy going in that department believe me. I save my egg money for just this purpose and so I feel no guilt (or hardly any) when I go fabric shopping. Here's what I brought home.
Some fat quarters and yardage to make placemats and a matching table runner. I cut the selvedge off before I looked to see who the designer is of this gorgeous stuff, sorry. I picked up this pattern at the same time.
|Take Four by Cary Flanagan I have absolutely no affiliation with this pattern or designer I'm just passing along to you the info about what I'm doing.|
In absolutely no time I had the four placemat tops done and decided to bring the backing fabric to the front, mitering the corners for a clean finish rather than applying a binding. This is where I stalled out as I made things harder on myself than I needed to. It would have been way easier just to square them up and apply a binding by machine and I may still do that. Here's as far as I've gotten on the first one.
The miter came out fine after a lot of fussing. I need to unpin it, insert some batting, give it all a good press and stitch it down. I love the clean colors and crisp detail of these and hoped to echo that in the finish. What do you think? Is this finish worth the extra work?
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Until next time,