A New Quilting Finish and Some New Starts

Hello Everyone! I hope you are having a wonderful weekend and are safe and well. This week I was able to finish my Strawberry Embroidery and planned two new projects.

When I pulled out my strawberry embroidery project after a little hiatus while I finished the Summer Daisies quilt, I discovered I only had the bee to finish. It only took about half an hour to finish it, then it was time to decide how I wanted to finish it. I had a few ideas, but one was too simple, the other too complicated. I looked in a few of my books and found a table mat from Sherri K. Falls in her book, “Sew This and That” called Daisy Delight Candle Mat.

Sherri’s mat was a hexagon and I thought I would borrow her idea and clip the corners. My table mat is a rectangle and the borders are a different size. I think they frame the embroidery perfectly. The dark blue fabric is from The Good Life by Bonnie and Camille and the aqua plaid is part of the Orchard line from April Rosenthal, both from Moda.

The lovely embroidery design is by Jacquelynne Steves from her Strawberry Season collection in The Art of Home Club. I combined two of the designs for my mat and used her color guide for tracing instead of the regular design size. The color guide was a little smaller, which is what I wanted. I stitched this on a tea towel that I picked up at Joann’s. I kept the quilting simple for this one, just outlining the embroidery and some stitch in the ditch and an echo line 1/4 ” away.

This will be lovely on one of my tables for late spring and early summer with my small Ball jar full of flowers.

After I finished the table mat, I spent some time planning two new projects. The first will be a table runner using the Mackinac Island charm squares that I received in the FQS Sew Sampler Box. I have wanted to make the Tootsie Pops pattern by Fig Tree for a long time. I’m not going to make it as long or wide, so I had to do a little planning. I’m also using the charm squares and the pattern calls for the mini charm squares. To make all the half square triangles, I’m going to use the Cupcake Mix papers to make them sew up a little faster.

The second new project will be making a modified version of Stars and Stripes Forever, also by Fig Tree. I’ll be using the Catalina fabrics from the kit that I bought, but will only be making a wall hanging with four blocks. I spent a lot of time over the past two days, figuring out the cutting plan for all the stars. Because there are so many flying geese units, I’ve decided to make mine 4 at a time instead of Joanna’s flip and sew method. I’m also adding in the top two fabrics that were not included in the kit. Don’t worry, your eyes are okay, but I didn’t want to give the pattern away with my two pages of notes.

I’m ready to sew the Half Square Triangles for the Tootsie Pops runner, but I will spend some time tomorrow cutting out the fabric for Stars and Stripes. You can tell by my new projects I’m still in a patriotic sewing mood. I’ve been cross stitching patriotic also and will continue until I get a couple of those finished.

I hope you have a great week. Thanks for stopping by!

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7 Responses to A New Quilting Finish and Some New Starts

  1. lindafarineau5121 says:

    Love, Love, LOVE the finish you chose for your strawberry embroidery project!!! One can never have too many table mats – they are such great eye candy! Thanks for sharing!


  2. lydia bowen sheffield says:

    Oh goodness-that sounds like a lot of math!


  3. Jacquelynne says:

    I just LOVE that little mat! It’s adorable!


  4. Danette says:

    Love your hexagon mat! Your other projects look wonderful, too.


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