Friday, May 6, 2011

HOT new finish!

I'm feeling absolutely NO GUILT about sitting and sewing while I recuperate from my calf injury - after all, how can you sweep a floor or scrub a toilet on crutches? So I'm thrilled to present my Independence Table Runner, done in plenty of time for the 4th of July! Although, I probably won't keep this - I have a recipient in mind...

And while I was downstairs sewing on the binding, I also whipped up some 7.5" square hot pads. The ones I use in my kitchen are scorched and stained and tattered, so it was time for something new. I had purchased some Insul-bright specifically for this purpose some time back and have finally gotten around to using it. What a fun project - no measuring, no precision piecing, just grab some scraps and go!

(you can tell I haven't yet sewn the space at the bottom where I turned it right-side out, and I think I'll also do a minimum amount of topstitching/quilting, but other than that - DONE!)