In July I enjoyed doing 'Little Joys' QAL at Jolly Jabber. Little Joys was a weekly QAL, doing three blocks each week. I was still in England then, finished the blocks and packed them up to bring home. I put them together as a wall hanging, even got the quilting done, but was so NOT happy with the end result... partly because I had no use for a wall hanging, but mostly because I used freakin' crappy polyester batting errrrrgggggggg. I tucked it away thinking it would grow on me, maybe. NOPE. So out came the seam ripper and I picked picked picked all of the wavy line quilting I had done... I still had no purpose for a wall hanging so decided to turn the blocks into a bed runner and cushions, using my favorite cotton batting :) What a transformation! I absolutely love the finish. Of course, you'll have to take my word for it because I didn't take any pictures the first time around ;) I used decorative stitch #76 on my brother.
My second finish is a set of four Placemats using my AYoLF win from Stitch & Giggles, Ho Ho Ho by Deb Strain Charm Pack. I used some 'close' matching fat quarters for the solid blocks and borders and red flannel for the back and binding. Quilting was one done using stitch #45, a decorative stitch meant to look like hand sewing. It doesn't really, but I still like the stitch :)
Linking up with TGIFF at Quilting Among The Groves.