Now that my Makeshift Garden quilt is nestled nicely on my sofa, I've turned my attention to my next project - floormats from Sweetwater's Noteworthy fabric. As you can see from my basket - I have quite a lot!
I'm going to make them all the same size - 20" x 28". That's the size of the floormats I made previously and have found it to be just right for my purposes.
If you are planning to make a floor mat and are not sure what size to make it, do what I did - put a teatowel on the floor and decide if it was too big or too small. In my case, it turned out to be just right.
The first mat I'm making is applique. For the background, I joined together 4 different grey fabrics and for the applique shapes, I used the designs from my Afternoon Tea pattern which I enlarged slightly. I fused the shapes onto the background with Vliesofix.
I'm now going to layer the mat in the same way I would a quilt with a backing pieced from left over fabric, and cotton batting. I'm then going to machine stitch around each of the applique shapes through all layers. This stitching doubles as the quilting.
I will then bind it - I'll show you that next time.
So far I really like the way it looks. Should really brighten up the floor!
Until next time