Fun Friday, Part II
More Friday Fun. Happiness is finding some more red scraps.
I never did post about the tote bag I finished, using up my stash of red strips. I kept forgetting to take pictures as I went. See, I actually do finish projects.
It seems this improve piecing is taking over my quilting. It’s such a great way to use up strips and leftovers. Here is potholder #1.
I used a zigzag stitch to piece together some leftover Insulbrite.
The Insulbrite batting makes sewing down the binding a little difficult so I zigzagged the edges on #1, which helped, but after this I’ll use a scant 1/4-inch seam for the other two so there will be a touch more binding to bring to the back.
Here is #2 and #3. They just need binding.
These small projects are great for practicing match stick quilting. On #3, I started about 3/8-inches apart and then went back and quilted between the lines. If you don’t like free-motion quilting, try this. You do not need to mark lines (except maybe your first line if you have no seam for a gauge) and the lines don’t necessarily have to be perfectly even or straight. PLAY!
I still had some scraps so I made a tiny name tag.
This is about how my vision is–next week I need to get my eye lased–sometimes you get some scar tissue after cataract surgery. This is seriously affecting my photography but all will be well soon.
South Beach Update: Still on the program with exercise 3X a week. No weight loss this week–we’ll just say we’re making muscle and keep going.
Today is National Quilting Day. Quilt ’em if you got ’em.