February 12th I showed you my placemats in progress. They sat in my sewing room for over a week, neglected, as I had work and other things on my plate, but today I dedicated a block of sewing time to them and they are done!
The fabrics I used are more expensive than I’d usually buy, but I did have a gift certificate to spend. Even though the two main designs were from different groupings at the store, the selvages showed that they were designed by the same person which is why they coordinate so beautifully. I used the geometric pattern on the back to guide my quilting.
It feels good to get these off my To Do list (and onto my Ta Dah list – ho ho!).
What else have I been doing? Well, work of course, about which I have been feeling more relaxed lately, which is good as the acid reflux has subsided, thank goodness. And some play with colourful yarn…
Don’t ask me what these three-round granny squares will become. I haven’t decided yet. I’ve made about 40 of them and will see what ideas come to me when the bag of that yarn is almost gone.
I am excited to say that I am getting a new phone very soon and it will be sufficiently advanced that I should be able to get the WordPress app and post easily and quickly from that. That’ll save me a lot of faffing about. Also I will be able to have Facebook and Instagram on it and a bunch of other stuff, so it will basically replace my current Android AND my old and clunky iPad Mini.
I hope you’re all having a great weekend and staying warm (if you’re in the Northern Hemisphere).
Gosh you have been busy Nicola. The placemats look lovely and I’m intrigued to hear what will become of the granny squares 😊
Nice to see a bit of spring at this time of the year. Snowstorm for us today.
What a good choice of color and material for Spring decorating. I will find out one day how to properly sew on bias tape. Doing one side okay but ….
The sun today was something else. I think we are heading back to snow ?
Thanks for sending. Glad all is well…….rayne
My edges are bound with quilt binding, cut on the straight grain and folded before sewing on. Not bias. Mitring the corners is an easy skill to learn 🙂