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.
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. WINNER..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.
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.
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!
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!