A TGIFF for you today, I finally finished my tree skirt that I started 2 years ago! Just 2 pieces of fabric, stitched together with batting, why did it take me so long? I took the opportunity to practice some new (to me) free motion quilting (FMQ) motifs, but of course you can’t see them because I used matching thread on busy fabric (which could be a good thing…).
And the tree is up! And I vacuumed! I made bias binding, so I went ahead and rounded the corners, which looks great. I sewed the binding on by machine — it‘s under the tree and who is going to look anyway? This is my second finish of Q4 inspired by the Finish-A-Long hosted by She Can Quilt (Q4 list here).
I made some coffee cozies yesterday for teacher gifts using this tutorial from Moda Bakeshop. My daughter, ever the astute one, pointed out that Madame (the French teacher) never brings a coffee cup to school. Not even tea? I asked plaintively. No, she replied with assurance. Darn, back to the drawing board.
And yes, I know the music teacher’s cozy looks big, I will test it with a Tim Horton’s take-out coffee before I give it away (for any non-Canadians out there, Tim Horton’s restaurants are ubiquitous–we have 4 in our little town).
Linking up to TGIFF at Quokka Quilts.