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Saturday, 13 October 2012

Spiralling Under Control

Hello Everyone, it's a raining Saturday and what a great opportunity to get something that's been ignored for a while finished.

In Summary:  This started when I took a mini-workshop, "Spiralling Under Control" from the Langley Quilters Guild wherein I am a member.

This class was taught by Jean Jones who helped us conquer our fears of free-style piecing and create a simple place mat.

         Okay, I goofed up and my piece started out with the large square and really was not very representative of a place mat  and so it sat in my UFO basket.  Hmm  something I'd finish another day I told myself.

I picked it up last Tuesday, and decided I'd take it to the  Sit'n Stitch last Wednesday at our Guild.  This particular Sit'n Stitch by the way was going from 10:00 am to 10:00 pm  (12 hours YAHOO, I am in!!!!)  I was determined this was something I was going to get finished and this gave me plenty of time to do so.

Okay I got the top finished by adding the 2 small squares and turned it from a place mat to a small table runner for my kitchen table.  

While watching it rain outside from my sewing room window today, I quilted it, nothing fancy, as I do not possess these skills, but just a simple stitch in the ditch.  

I did totally forgot about setting aside the correct amount of strips for the binding, which I am sure is some type of quilting boo boo, but I did it.   In order to complete the binding I had to use a little bit of the solids to make enough to go around the complete piece. 

I did not even have enough of the one solid colour to add, so I had to add bits of each to make it fit. 

I am happy with it for sure, and the best part for me is that I can take it from my UFO (un-finished object) basket and make it a finished project I can use.  YAHOO! 

Jean, thanks for the lesson.   Hope you all like it.


  1. It looks great on your blog and in person!

  2. Love it! It's exactly what i hoped the participants in the class would do -- take the concept and then do their own thing with it!