I am so excited about my new fall tablecloth and napkins and how well they match our Benjamin Maier dishes. It’s a Christopher Lowell Glimmer Stripe Outdoor, with saffron, that I picked up at JoAnn’s. Along with Kona cotton in Gold, for the border and napkins, it looks like a decorator put it together!
Okay, it’s still just a pile of fabric, that I didn’t get to this week, but later this week, for sure!
I did make and finish a pair of potholders made strictly from scraps, including using up even the last 1/4″ of this age~old yellow, bias binding. Not one speck left. Not even enough to connect the ends using a bias seam.
Believe it or not it’s my first time putting a binding on by machine. I didn’t know that I’ll be doing it on a full size quilt, any time soon, but it’s cool to see how easy, and neatly, it can be done! It sure makes for a quicker finish!
The potholder center scraps came from the apron I made for me! It’s the Daily Spice Halter Apron by Heather Bailey. I made a couple of aprons similar to this without a pattern but it just seemed like it would be quicker with a pattern, since when I make things w/o a pattern there is still no pattern for the next one, LOL! I don’t believe I’ve ever owned an apron, though many have come out of my studio. The fabric is Moda’s Rooftop Garden with their coordinating dot. I am ready for Thanksgiving now. The first thing I made in it was a gluten free pie crust. It turned out great!
I’m still plugging away at hand quilting two good sized quilts and need to get back to learning to embroider, for a third top that is put together but lacking the finishing touches and quilting….. The circle quilt has not gotten any further by itself. And there is a Jane Austen and yet another unnamed one languishing in my studio….. For a total of 6 Works In Progress quilts. Among these projects…. an under~wraps quilt with 14 of 36 heavily, hand quilted blocks finished. This one I’m going to try tracking my weekly progress on.
Click below and pop on over to Lee’s blog and see what everyone else is doing, so many great things, more and more every week!
And since my potholders qualify as a mini quilt, I’ll link to the mini quilt challenge, this week, too. Check it out!