Friday, September 14, 2012

Frazzled Friday

Finished this useful quilt yesterday. After recently painting my kitchen a cheerful yellow, I wanted new dish quilts. The old purple ones were just not working for me any longer. They no longer matched, were too small, and the binding was beginning to fray. Since I have killed two dishwashers in six years, I decided to try life without one. Now that I do more dishes, a bigger mat was in order.

I used a Moda Strawberry Fields jelly roll. Love it!

This quilted up quickly with a feather stitch on my machine.

I bought a new bath towel to use for the back-and batting. Before I used one that was too thick, and it never really dried out between uses. Hopefully I have remedied that with a lighter weight towel.

I did away with binding altogether, and just used my serving stitch for "binding".

My machine has this great stitch that I call the triple stitch. Each stitch is really three in one. Used it to reinforce the edge.

Before I had three, but two were always in use since they were too small. I figured two was enough if they were a bit bigger. Hope I am right!

Oh, and there is the basket liner I made earlier to match.

Here is a dose of reality. Yup, that is real life here. Well, at least dinner is ready!

Linking up at Sew & Tell. It has been way too long since I played along! Hope you will used the cute button to jet over to enjoy all the other finishes.