Monday, March 2, 2015


I don't have a design wall - I usually use the floor or the living-room carpet!  I completed some candle mats, made from a pattern I found on the net (not in English).  I made the medium size first, (12 inches wide), then played with the strip sizes to maker the small and large sizes.

I use Superior Thread's Bottom Line in my bobbin when I machine quilt, using a light neutral shade that seems to blend with all my fabrics.  I used Glitter metallic thread on the top, in red, green and light gold.  It glistens in the light, but doesn't photograph well.
The small size, (8 3/4 inches), was made from some stray fat quarters, and I quilted in pink and green thread.
Then I tried these larger size mats, (15 1/2 inches), using some pieces of fabric donated to my group several years ago. 
I had fun playing with different fill-in designs in different scales.

Now I'm machine quilting my mystery quilt - pictures to come later.
Check out all the creativity shared at Judy's blog, Patchwork Times.

1 comment:

  1. Susan, really nice quilting. I like the design on the mats and can imagine those as blocks for a full size quilt. I do have a question, do you put candles on your candle mats?


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