It is bloody HOT here in SoCal, meaning not much is happening in the sewing room. Those with air-conditioning may be getting something done today but not me! Earlier this week I continued the binding blitz with one of the Tea Time Placemats (Pineapple Fabrics Alice pattern).
...and this is the front--but they are reversible after all. I was happy with the navy dot but then got bored with binding and decided to let another project in. Squirrel!
Years ago I won a mini charm pack or two from Kate Spain, one or her fabric line became a pillow a couple of years ago. The other was a Fig Tree line called Buttercup, and a couple of weeks ago I pulled an Anka's Treasure pattern and the charms I wanted to use. Making mini table toppers is a fun escape from the big projects!
This pattern is called Yarn Over, from the Mini Charmers I booklet. Aren't these fabrics yummy?
Clever construction with good pressing directions, which I always appreciate.
There are two rows of sashing to add. I had this piece of Fig and Plum set aside with the mini charm pack, but looking at this photo, am wondering how the purple in the print is going to look with the Buttercup fabrics. It is a pretty narrow sashing at 2" finished. I may end up using it on the back. Anyway, it was fun to play with small pieces and finish the center in a few short sewing sessions.
We're off to babysit the grandsons tonight--our daughter and son in law don't have air-conditioning, but they do have a pool!