Tuesday, March 1, 2011

A few finishes

Hey buds! It's a bee-utiful day today here! Ok, still a bit chilly, but the sun is shining! Also, it rained a lot yesterday so a lot of the snow melted away. AND, it's March 1st, spring is not far behind!
I finished my little teacup table topper. I think it came out great!
I had a hard time figuring out what to use for the binding. Ideally I wanted something green...but I didn't have anything appropriate in my stash, so I went back and forth with a few other options. Finally I decided on a red with white polka dots (one of my favorite fabrics), but I only have a teensy bit of it left. Instead, I cut 16 charm squares in half, pieced them all together and made a binding strip that way. Took a little extra time but I like the result. Here, you can see it better on the back. (Backing fabric from the Fresh Palette line.)
 I did an allover stippling for the quilting pattern, which has become fun to do!
The pink polka dot fabric I used for the inner border is from Lakehouse; and you may recognize the outer border from this project. I adore this fabric!
I also wanted to show you a pot holder I made for my sister Kathleen. I gave it to her as one of her birthday presents last week.
It's the first potholder I ever made. I've had that cherries panel forever, it was just waiting for the perfect project to come along. The pattern was in Quilts and More magazine (I believe it was the winter issue??). It was easy as pie, I'll definitely be making more of these!

Ok all, off I go--have a fabulous day!

♥ Jen


  1. Jen,
    Just adorable! I love your fabric choices! I love cherries ... I have that fabric :)
    What is the teacup fabric? It is so cute.
    The potholder you made your sister is so cute too!
    How many times did I use "cute"? LOL

  2. Very nice! You must have a lot of seams in your binding. I've thought of doing that but I was leary of all the seams I would get in my binding. Was it a pain to sew on? CUTE potholder, BTW. :)

  3. after your first post about the teacup fabric I went online & found the fabric. bought 4 panels-l for me, one to use in projects for gifts, one for my cousin & one for my daughter. It's so pretty. I am anxiously awaiting my fabric's arrival :-)

  4. I love love love those finishes and projects that you have done!!! Way to go girl friend--
    Is it spring yet????
    Hugs, di and miss gracie

  5. I love that teacup project--very, very pretty! And you know I love my potholder :) I'm so honored to be the recipient!

  6. Your teacup table topper is so beautiful. I like what you did with the binding and you were also thrifty, using what you had. I am happy that you had a sunny day. We have not seen much of the sun here in the Northwest.

  7. Your stippling is so perfect, Jen...you have talent by the bucket, friend. :) Thanks for sharing the finished project. Always a joy to see how things turn out!


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