And, I am back hosting Thank Goodness It’s Finished Friday! In case you don’t know Thank Goodness It’s Finished Friday is an intercontinental CanAussie (Canadian-Australian) initiative by M-R of QuiltMatters and Laura of Quokka Quilts that has been encourage quilters since 2014! How fun is that?
Now, on to my project. I am thankful that this project is finished (as I am sure some of you are). I started the month working on a tutorial for self-mitered placemats. The details are all available here; including a free tutorial. I declared it to be my OneMonthlyGoal (OMG) and so finished it up yesterday! It was a pretty easy finish. I had one done and 3 in various stages of finish.
Four placemats were made, but there was more fabric and more blocks that were an experiment….what to do??
These were the 2 kinds of blocks I had, one of each. Furthermore, they were different sizes. So, I wasn’t sure what to do, but slowly came up with a plan.
I made this bit to go in the center of the table, like a table runner, but more a “crumb preventer and scratch protector” for the center of the table. First, I cut a piece of batting that was a little too big so I made the piece too big. Some consultation suggested I cut off the ends…and I was open to it.
Upon further examination, I decided to just turn the edges over, added some strips on the top and bottom of the small blocks, and then, QAYG to add the other pieces, and a fake seam in the back (folded over the last edge and stitched down. This took me less than an hour once I got going. I only needed binding on two sides and figured out a pretty easy way to do it. Then I pressed the edge to the quilted edge and folded over and stitched down! It was fast, fun and practical.
This is also my One Monthly Goal and it is done, along with a bonus piece. And, there is even more good news, it is also part of my PhD for 2020, using up both stashed fabric and a few UFO blocks. I do have plenty of those but I will check that list and update it.
I hope you have a finish to share. But, don’t worry, TGIFF happens every week, so if you aren’t ready to link up, there is next week, hosted by Frédérique at https://quiltingpatch.blogspot.com/. Also, there are hosting opportunities still this year, so if you are interested here’s the link….https://tgiffriday.blogspot.com/p/hosting-tgiff.html
Oh, and if you are having fun linking up, my Tips and Tutorials on the 22nd is still open and I’d love for you to share a current one or one of your favorites.
Coming Up on the Blog:
Hosting 2020 MCB for June (6/1)
Tips and Tutorial (6/22)
Stitching Sunshine Hop (6/25)