Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Mat Sew Along Completed

I finished  the Mat Sew Along a few days ago.  I tried to wait for some sun to shine to take pictures, but the weather just is not cooperating so I'm posting even though the photos aren't the best....

 The sew along hosted by Ros at Sew Delicious was so much fun.  A good tutorial, a small project that can be completed even with the busyness of family, and seeing what everyone else created is always so inspiring.
I chose to do a bit more quilting on my mat than what was in the tutorial. I  quilted along both sides of each seam, then I also then did a criss-cross on each block.

Some of the quilting lines aren't perfectly straight....I should have drawn a line, but instead just eye-balled it, I always get excited and just want to see it finished when I sew for myself!!

I made my own binding out of the same fabric that I used for the backing of my mat.  I use a 2 and 1/2 inch strip folded lengthwise (wrong sides together) stitched to the front of the quilt, then folded over the seam and hand stitched to the back.  I must admit I can't use packaged bias tape, I end up with a real mess whenever I try to use it.  AND I love hand stitching.  Stitching  the binding on a quilt, to me, is soothing to my soul.

Sew there it first mat my machine has ever had!!!  I'm loving it.  Thank you Ros for hosting this fun sew-a-long!!!  Be sure to check out the flickr group to see what the other talented ladies made who joined in on the fun.

I linked up to:     And Sew We Craft Linky Party

Until Next Time

Happy Sewing, Quilting, Crocheting and Knitting

xx Kim

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