After more than a month of various medical problems and several trips to hospital I’m finally back at my sewing machine. I’ve taken a week off work to have a break and to chill out for a few days doing some snoozing, sewing and reading.
I’m way overdue on finishing a housewarming gift for a young colleague, so I hope to complete it this week. She asked for some table runners and placemats and came over to do a fabric pull. She wanted to keep it simple with minimal piecing, so the fronts are whole cloth and I did a little improv piecing on the backs.
I’ve completed one and I’m ready to hand stitch the binding on the other two.
I did uneven matchstick quilting and didn’t quilt the insert piece on the back to make it slightly more of a feature.
These two ready for hand stitching tonight. My mitred corners are a little wonky but I hope the recipient won’t mind.
The front fabric is a Kate Spain from several years ago and the inserts on the back are a newish Alison Glass. The binding is Sunflower by Kona.
I hope to finish all the mats by the end of the week.
Of ourse Cosmo decided he had to do some quality control as I was doing the quilting!