The definition of 'Modern Quilting' is that it is both useful and easy to achieve. The idea is that someone will look at it and say 'ooooh I could do that!'
We were shown how to make table mats in a modern style. I took my Halloween fabric and made two on the day and another since....
|Cutting the strips 2 inches wide|
|The first mat pieced and layered ready to quilt...|
|and ditto with the second|
|The pumpkin fabric is for the backing|
|Quilting in straight lines- dead easy! You don't get a closeup of that because they are not all very straight!!|
|Someone mentioned mock piped binding and I found a tutorial and had a go. You can find the tutorial here|
|How cute is that? And ALL machine sewn.|
|These are the pieces cut and partly sewn for the mat to go on top of the bookcase.|
|The quilting took a whole 20 minutes to complete!!!!!|
|One mat finished!|
|Two mats finished!|
|Three mats finished!|
|The backing is Dia de los Meurtos fabric which I bought from equilter.com a few years ago.|
|All ready for my Dia de los Meurtos display (which may have to wait for another year - ha ha)|