At the beginning of the month I selected some hexy place mats as my monthly finishing goal.
I ummed and ahhed and then did what any girl can do and changed my mind. I was still going to finish this project, but I decided to change it slightly. You see, I thought they would be too pretty for utilitarian place mats, so decided to make a table runner instead.
The length was determined by the width of the background fabric and, fortunately, I happened to have some red French General fabric in stash to use as the binding. The backing was a red and cream stripe that was also in stash.
Free motion quilting is not something that I have mastered, so I simply stitched in the ditch at the edges of the hexy panels. The straight line quilting is spaced at the edge of the walking foot. An easy guide to use.
I must say I'm rather pleased with how it has turned out. Much better than a pile of bits and pieces in a plastic sleeve.
I'm linking with Elm Street Quilts and am also checking in with Peg and Kris for One Project a Month. Thanks ladies for the inspiration.
Next month will be quite busy, so I have to think of an achievable project and hopefully continue to complete a UFO each month.