On Friday night I joined in with October's FNwF (Friday Night with Friends), but web connection problems have stopped me blogging about my stitching until now!
During the week I had seen a tutorial on Plum's blog - Plum Quilts - for a quick make, and I thought this was ideal for my Friday night stitching, although more to the point we really need a Key Tray to protect our newly painted woodwork from DH's keys!
I also wanted to join in with The Splendid Sampler's Challenge to finish off a block I had been putting off .... but that wasn't to be ... I couldn't find the stripey contrast fabric I'd wanted to use, which I know is hiding somewhere in my stash!
In the event I worked on the much needed key tray.
I cut four x 5" squares, and two x 6.5" squares of my favourite puffy polyester wadding, then stitched the squares into a four-patch ..... oops no piccy! too dark for photos! I pressed my seams towards the darker fabric and stitched the corners of my squares of double thickness wadding onto the edges of the four seams - Plum explains this perfectly in her tutorial! (see link above)
|This is how it looked at the end of the evening!|
I always have trouble stitching things closed once they are turned through, so this time I thought if I press the seams back maybe it would make it easier to slip stitch closed ...... well, we will see!
|Back view - closure to be stitched! I did iron it before |
turning through, but turning it made it quite creased!
Only some hand quilting to do now! I'm thinking of circles....... Maybe I might be finishing this next Friday night!
I'm off to visit Cheryl's link party, why not join me there to see what others have been working on this FNwFs
I do hope you are having a very stitchy week!