Now that we are all savvy with those quilters terms, I thought we would use them today. Yes, I implemented FMQ on my recently made Elephant mats. If you saw the April 8 and 10 posts you saw bits and pieces of the mats, but not the completed mats, so as not to ruin the surprise for my friend.
She received the mats and was happy with them, so here they are all bound and finished.
I also completed a set of coasters and a small table mat for another friend. Here are the pics she took – it’s a great living room, but look on the coffee table to see the mats. The reds look kind of pink, but they are really red; sorry you can’t see the FMQ, but it is there.
Then I took a detour from the sewing machine and made a necklace:
Before I became Isabella’s Whimsy, I was Janie’s Beads, but haven’t done much with beads for a couple of years.
I took another detour from quilting to hem a bridesmaid dress. It is a coral colored satin. So I needed to shorten it by 2 and 5/8 inches. I learned to use the narrow hem foot, but not well enough, so I ended up taking out all those stitches (a post about ESS coming soon, so remember this comment about taking out all those stitches) and using the regular foot and carefully turning a narrow hem myself. Then I shortened the lining and finally I cut the same amout off of the tulle that is used between the dress and the lining to puff out the skirt a bit.
Now I have started a set of spring-y/summery coasters and am also designing a quilt for Project QUILTING Off Season Challenge 1, What’s My Sign? (Mine is Leo.) More of that to come.