A couple weeks ago, I shared this photo and a little bit about a small stack of scrappy pinwheel blocks and some cream-gray strips.
The strips and blocks were stuffed in the back of a shelf in my sewing table. I'm not sure how long they've been there or what their original purpose was, but they apparently wanted to be found and finished.
In between vacations and other projects, I sewed the 12 blocks and strips into yet another place mat (can't seem to get enough of these small projects!)
I cut my binding strips 2-1/2" wide rather than my usual 2-1/4" so I'd have a bit extra to fold to the back.
Then, I quilted and prepared the place mat for binding.
I sewed the folded binding onto the front edge, raw edges aligned as usual, and turned the folded edge to the back and clipped all the way around.
Then stitched in the ditch on the front. With the little extra wide binding strips, the stitching didn't wobble on and off the binding fabric on the backside, as it might with narrower strips.
Quilted, binding attached and secured . . . Done!
I'm rather enjoying using some Charley Harper print fat quarters for backings on some of these smaller projects lately. This one could easily be reversed!
I like to use a placemat at my desk both in my office and at my basement work station. One more place mat is always welcome around here.
Except for a little stitching between now and the new year, that wraps up 2021 finished projects. Bring on 2022, with a stack of started projects and ideas already in queue!
Happy New Year!