As of this moment I have finished the Rainbow Baby quilt, and am on the precipice of working on my next project. The stopping point, though, is that my scrap basked overfloweth and it’s time to cut some squares. That is a very unglamorous picture, though, so here’s some things I recently finished instead.
First up are the 7 placemats I whipped up to be donated to Meals on Wheels. They’ll deliver these along with meals to the people who could use a little brightening up in the day. As you can see, six of them are stripey, which I made using the flip and sew method onto a foundation of backing fabric and batting, which means you piece AND quilt at the same time. I’ve been trying to clear out my strings, and this was an ideal way to put them to good use. The one in the bottom center is a leftover from my trapunto class a couple years ago – the aqua piece on top has trapunto butterflies on it, so I attached a bottom piece of purple to make it placemat sized.
And here is the Aeroplane bag I made for my daughter over the weekend (no pics of the one I finished from my class sample, since it’s a Christmas gift for someone). It’s a little misshapen since she shoved it full of swimsuits and stuffed animals for her week at Grandma’s house!