Monday, December 1, 2014


Do you ever have days when nothing goes as planned?  That was the kind of day I've had.  I was unable, for various reasons, to start working on my intended project, so I decided to make a dish mat like the one above.  My friend Misti sent me a picture of this one and….
And this one.  She said they were easy to make.  I thought it was a clever idea and decided to give it a try.
Misti said that the pattern didn’t call for batting but she felt the mat needed it, so I sandwiched batting between the terrycloth backing and the front pieced section.  I decided to use the stitch and flip method attaching leftover strips from my pink string quilt to the batting. 
I wish I had paid attention to what Misti said.  She finished her mat with the envelope style.  I forgot that she had said that and did straight line quilting and then HAD to add binding.  Gads, when will I learn to pay attention?
Anyway, here it is on my counter.  This is just to show you, but I think I need to wash it first before I really use it.  I really like how Misti’s mats turned out and will try that method next time.  I’m not sure I like this one I made all that much, but I guess it beats a towel on the counter.

Vickie S. will have a One Block Wonder class on Monday, December 15th from 10:00-4:00.

Craft Day, Friday, December 5.  Call the shop for a reservation.

Remember when I told you about my struggles with making a doll small enough for an Altoids tin?  Well, you may like this.  Graces Favors has a tutorial for a mini teddy and Altoid tin bed.  Check it out.

Until next time,

Stay Calm! Stay Kind! Stay Positive!


Adrienne said...

Oh Caroll, it is lovely and colourful.....I am inspired to make one myself. Gray way to use up more pinks!

Adrienne said...

Oh Caroll, it is colourful.mgreat way to use all those pink scraps! I am inspired to make one.

Lynn said...

It is pretty and functional, even if you didn't follow directions.

Annie said...

Yes, I have made a dish mat. I love using it and I've been wanting to make another...thanks for reminding me (not that I'll remember any better tho). I made mine just like a mini quilt...all cotton fabrics, no terry cloth backing. I love your bright pinks mat. It realy brightens up that dish doing chore!

Mama Pea said...

That would brighten up any kitchen!


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