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Sunday, November 08, 2009


What is it about Friday mornings? For some reason that's when I observe nature and see something impressive. Perhaps because it's the end of the week and I'm starting to relax from the weekly grind. Or maybe it's just one to those cosmic coincidences ... who knows, but this week's sightings was a pair of Cardinals in the tree in front of my house. They were more noticeable than usual as all the leaves have been blown off with last week's wind. I promise, one of these days I will actually have my camera in hand and then .... perhaps, just perhaps

 I'll learn to take a few "good" nature shots. Ah, so much yet to learn!

As it is please be satisfied with pics of my latest project - a Cardinal place mat, seen above in the sewing machine. I don't know about you but I like to stitch down most of my heat-n-bond as I find they never ever stick the way they are supposed to! This first one is for mother, a second one to follow will be my donation to the guild's place mats for Meals on Wheels.

Once again the binding was bias, and even though I follow the pattern precisely (what me? follow instructions!!!) once again I seem to have a plethora of leftover binding. I'm getting quite a collection and instead of tossing it I have decided to hang on to the "extra". My last scrappy quilt I bound using a collection of off cuts and produced my very first multi-fabric binding. I quite like it and think I'll do more in the future.


Anonymous said...

Gorgeous! I love how you changed up the outer border. It adds so much to the placemat

Karen said...

Very pretty!