Two iPhone mats, a winner and OMG

IPhone Mats
My husband requested two iPhone mats – thats what I’m calling them. He never asks for anything, and gives me so much, so it was really easy to do. I asked him whether he wanted binding or not; he wasn’t sure.

Some of my processed stash

The designs were wide open, but kind of small so, I started cleaning up some scraps.  I have been meaning to get at it for awhile, and have joined Tish and Wendy in it.   I’m not on a deadline, but am glad that I got this done.  Let me tell me you, that was a good idea. I have been meaning to chop up some of the things I have, so I started there. I used my Sizzix Big Shot* and it was really efficient.  There are a few more piles I will attack – I am not putting them away one more time.  In doing it, I ran into fabric I love, and found some companions and a simple design was born.

I made 12 half square triangle units in 3 pairs – 4 black print with blue, 4 black print with beige, and 4 beige and blue. These were finishing at 2 1/2″. I sewed them together in this little pattern and I was pleased. A 4 1/2″ x 6 1/2″ backing and batting were cut for each. I sandwiched them: front sewed units and back right sides together, batting on the bottom. I usually I sewed around the piece leaving a 2 ” opening. Then I reinforced the corners, trimmed, turned it so inside out, and then sewed around the edges to close the opening. img_4999-3928463999-1544193104629.jpgWINNER..and another giveaway soon.
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I had a winner on my blog for the Virtual Cookie Exchange. PatB won;  it was fun as she is local! She blogs at Life in the Scrapatch and lives in Lowell MA.  Lowell is a wonderful town that is the home of New England Quilt Museum. It is a great visit as is the Lowell National Park-my husband went to the National Park with friends in the fall [I was prepping dinner] and they loved it. If your in the greater Boston area, put it on your list.

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Since this is the season of giving, and the fabric doth overflow, there will be another giveaway next week or the week after – just have to get it together – you know we need a little Christmas here and I have done nothing about it.

 

OMG
As the month seems to be flying by, and I spent two days at a funeral and three days with a stomach bug, I am going to go with my Island Batik Project. Whimsical and Wonky is the theme, and I am not feeling to inspired. I do have one or two thoughts, but haven’t quite settled one – and not even on the fabric. So, for now, I will give you a reminder of what fabrics I received in February and July and I crossed out some that are really gone. If you have an idea let me know!

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Planning:
I continue to work on planning a few quilts and bought some fabric to finish one.  That is on my quarterly list, but I don’t think it will be quilted, but will be ready to quilt before the end of the year!

Linking up:
Elm Street Quilts:  OMG
TishNWonderland:  UFO Busting
Busy Hand Quilts:  Finished or Not Friday

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