I spent an entire sew-in day with the MMQG cutting all the curves and I was determined to make the whole quilt before the end of the year. And that's when I realized I really didn't like sewing curves. They are slow, tedious and there's too much trimming.
Don't get me wrong - I love the Urban Chained pattern. I think it's gorgeous, but I just don't have the patience, or the time, right now. So I took the blocks I had made and decided to turn them into smaller makes: placemats.
I used a bunch of different fat quarters in blues and Kona Cloud for the background. The binding is Kona Nautical. I quilted them with wavy horizontal lines with my walking foot.
So I don't have that beautiful Urban Chained quilt, but I do have some pretty cool placemats for my dining room.
And I've got another finish off my 2016 FAL list for Q4. That's 4 out of 4! Yay me!
- Pattern: Urban Chained by Sew Kind of Wonderful
- Size: each placemat measures 12" x 18"
- Fabrics: Various blue fat quarters, Kona Cloud and Kona Nautical
- Thread: Pieced and quilted with Aurifil #2600 (50 wt)
- Recipient: My dining room table!
I will be linking up with Crazy Mom Quilts for Finish It Up Friday and at Sparrow In Flight for TGIFF.