I had several five inch squares leftover from another projects so that was my starting point. No cutting out any squares. Yeah!
|First I took two squares with the print sides together. Stitched 1/4 inch seam around the entire square. Then cut diagonal lines to make four blocks with two different fabrics.|
|Opened up this is what it would look like. I wanted to get this done quick because I am still working on another project, and this took too long to do. So...|
|... I drew a diagonal line on one of the five inch squares, placed two printed sides together, then stitched a 1/4 inch on either side of the line.|
|One side of the line|
|The other side of the line.|
|Next to cut down the drawn line to reveal two blocks.|
|Now to make several more.|
|Lots of stitching going on here.|
I liked the way Version 2 looked when I put several together. So I laid them out this way and started stitching away.
|Stitched two blocks together (foreground), then several together in a row (top of picture)|
|Getting better and better at matching those corners.|
|Had some binding left from the same previous project so used that to but between the rows. What I did next was a shame as this looked so pretty.|
|I cut fusible fleece to the size of the drawers (plus 1/2 inch added to top and side for the seam allowance) Ironed the fleece to the back of the panel. Cut these out and I now have three mats.|
|I like how they turned out.|
|Now with the mat front faced down on top of a backing fabric. Stitched around the edges and left a small opening to turn the mat right side out. (Sorry about the blurred picture.)|
|Top stitched around the edge of the mat and added my initials.|
|Below the wine glasses will be a place for the coffee cups.|
|The large drawer, where I can throw the wine cork remover, wine aerator and coffee accessories.|
|Small drawer to hold spoons, straws or what have you. My husband is going to be working on restoring the broken piece of wood. |
I like how they turned out, plus this gave me more ideas on new quilting projects I might want to do. Doesn't hurt to practice.