You may recall that back in January – which seems so long ago now – I started out a mission to do a quilt block a month using the Scan N Cut. Well, I did get something quilty made this month but it wasn’t exactly “on plan”.
Come take a look …
Just before I show you what and how I made it I’d like to share with you the reason for the temporary change of plan. It was this …
Yes, an unassuming charm pack of lovely batik fabrics.
This has been in my “collection” for quite some time but I never really got around to using it and instead kept moving it here and there as I was digging through the stash for other bits and bobs.
Whilst I was making last month’s block – which you can see here – it was sat on my sewing table calling out – “use me, USE MEEEE!” so, not one to turn my nose up at inanimate talking objects around the home – yes, I am still sane – I decided that I would come up with something to, well, use it.
So, whilst I was procrastinating other jobs I sat down and sorted through the pack (randomly) and put a whole bunch of pairs together.
Then, laid them out in a row. No reason, just pretty and it meant I didn’t have to go do the dishes or the housework or the paperwork etc etc bla bla – you get the idea.
It was at this point that I thought it might make a nice runner for the coffee table. I hadn’t measured the coffee table, just hoped that it would fit.
FYI, the coffee table is an old dining table with it’s legs chopped off so if you got sentimental about cute talking fabric, imagine what the table said at the time!
Anyhoo, an evening later and I had all of the squares stitched together.
Yes, after the week of ridiculous snow, the sun has finally made an appearance, melted all the snow and is actually warm!
After day dreaming for a bit, I applied the batting, backing and top stitching and then used the sun as an excuse to go and do the next bit outside.
The goal? Trim down the edges. I mean, I could have done that inside but what a wasted opportunity!
Snip, Snip, Snip.
Right, job done. I needed to head back inside to stitch on the binding … but the sun is sooooo nice.
*FIVE HOURS LATER*
Ok, I’ll go in now. Lol!
The binding went on.
I think I need to practice more with binding as I’m not quite getting very good mitred corners but at least it went on and stayed in place so that was a win in my books.
And that, my chums, was that. Quick, stitchy and fun.
Not quite sure it will be a runner after all. Maybe a wall hanging. Maybe a chair pad – it looked good on the bench so that has given me an idea for a future quilting project at least.
Anyway, what do you think?
Right, that’s about it for this one.
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