After the success of my first Noteworthy floor mat I was encouraged to start another one.
I wanted this one to be different and rather than do another applique design, I've chosen to make this one a quilt-as-you-go mat. I have to admit that my inspiration is from the book Quilting in No Time by Emma Hardy, which includes a pieced floor mat. In fact, my inspiration for making floor mats at all came from this book.
I've started cutting up the strips and to make it a bit more interesting, I'm cutting them different widths. This time I'm not using any of the pink/red fabric - simply because I don't have enough left - but am sticking to the yellow, orange, blue and green.
I'm making this one the same size as the other - 20" x 28" - and have cut the batting at this measurement.
I've also joined together some of the left over fat-eighths to make the backing.
Almost ready to start sewing.
Yesterday I went to the Quilt and Craft Fair. It's the first time I've been for at least 3 years and was really surprised how busy it was. It was actually quite difficult to walk around but I enjoyed seeing what was on offer. I especially enjoyed the quilts - there were some spectacular ones there including a handpieced dresden plate quilt which won the Best in the Show. It certainly deserved it.
I was pleased to see Natalie Bird's new book In My Garden and the quilt from the book is really lovely. It's not as 'blue' as the photo on the cover of the book but a much more subtle colour. I've always loved her designs and this book doesn't disappoint. I also bought a charm pack of the new range from Sweetwater called Wishes. Not sure what I will make with it but loved the colours and prints. I found out that an online yarn store called Glorious Yarn is about to open a shop front in a suburb close to me. Very happy to hear that.
I wasn't sure if I would go to the fair but at the end of the day I was really glad I made the effort.
Until next time