More hexies were made out on the porch yesterday – it was such a nice day! Melanie come over for brunch yesterday and after eating was done and kitchen cleaned up we went out to the porch to stitch.
I got some more hexies basted and a couple more made. When using these little plastic storage boxes – always make sure they are latched!! Why you might ask? I keep the papers in the bottom one and forgot to latch when I picked it up to bring in the house – a little gust of wind and tiny papers were all over the deck LOL – I did manage to get them all picked up before another gust of wind came up – luckily it actually waited a couple minutes before it did that!! Should have gotten a photo. While we were sitting on the porch out of the corner of my eye from where I was sitting I saw a fawn run across from near the garden into the woods and then right after that a second one – Melanie didn’t even have time to get up and look – she couldn’t see them from the direction she was sitting nor could Mike – I’m sure the mother must have run first and I missed it – these were little and still had their spots.
In the evening I sat down at the machine and machine quilted the hot dish mat in about 20 minutes or less – of course it is not perfect but good enough for something for a hot dish to sit on. I will try to do the binding today and will practice putting the binding on by machine for such a small task I’m sure I will make it more difficult than it needs to be LOL –but we will see I bet it will be just fine. I didn’t draw any lines – just eyeballed so of course they are not perfectly straight. Linking to MCM #77 Cooking Up Quilts , Em’s Scrapbag and Love, Laugh, Quilt .
The back – not one pucker on the back – I did have a couple tiny folds on the front but I don’t think they are too noticeable and maybe the binding will cover a couple of them. I did use the walking foot but it was thick so gathered up slightly in a couple places.