I looked and looked... my honey looked and looked... finally I caved and decided it was time to go buy another to do the pattern I had in mind... so JUST before we left my honey looked one last place I had already searched SEVERAL times and HE FOUND IT!!!
So I snapped this shot as I look through my camera a lot when choosing fabrics... I was sooo happy to find this template to make these candle mats as a nice Christmas present for my mom & dad :) The pattern is called Periwinkle Mug Rug by MSQC or just click THIS link to go to it on Youtube!
Here to the right is a pic I took of the 1st one put together on the right and the second layered up.
Jenny calls for thin iron on fleece but I just used some thin cotton batting I had leftover from a quilt and cut it to match the top I had made... turned that all over faces together with the backing and sewed it up like Jenny shows... this worked great and decreased my stash not my pocketbook!
I chose to sew up the hole for turning and did so before starting to hand quilt this cute candle mat...
And before you know it the hand quilting I started this morning...
But something was missing... no tag for something like this so how to sign my work???
Now they are ready to show off!
Because of all my slow stitching this weekend I am linking this up with Kathy's Slow Sunday Stitching HERE.Also, because this is fun and easy I am linking to Karen at Sew Many Ways HERE!
Now to get back to my wall hanging and get it into a flimsy to layer and quilt! :)
Have a happy Sunday all!