Friday, October 5, 2012
Jack-O-Lantern Runner and Mats Finished
I have finished my pumpkins but made them Jack-O-Lanterns. My kids thought they should have faces. I kind of thought they were cute before I put on the faces. They will be ready for using this weekend for Canadian Thanksgivings.
When I started this last Saturday, I made six pumpkins, thinking I would make 6 mats. Then I thought maybe a runner would be nice too. We are a family of four, so four mats and one runner. The runner is totally done.
This mat is totally done. The other three mats still need binding. I will finish the other three tonight. If you want to know more about the piecing and how I did it please check my post Wednesday Pumpkin Mats How To. And big thanks you to Vicky Welsh at Field Trips in Fiber, She has put a link in her newsletter to the tutorial.
I sewed the binding on with a zigzag stitch. I was not going to hand stitch and I am really rotten at the normal machine stitch the binding back. I have trouble getting the back caught. I think my problem is my bindings are tight, even to hand stitch ( mom complains about mine when I get her to hand stitch the bindings).
I machine quilting in many many spider webs into the background. The black faces are stitched with a ruff edge applique.
I have added today's post to Crazy Mom's Finish it up Fridays and Felicity Quilt's Friday Felicities Thanksgiving Edition and Naptime Crafter's Friday Favs Party 83 and Magic Onion's Friday's Nature's Table and Confessions of a Fabric Addict's Can I get a Whoop Whoop
OK I am being a link up junky this week. But there is so much to see on Fridays. It takes me all weekend to check them all out.