Wednesday, June 30, 2010

whew!

I've decided apple cores are definitely a challenge!!
Now I can say "I did it!"
And I DO like to say that!!
After piecing all those apple cores..
I added a piece of flannel to the back.
By the way.....
I did NOT hand piece this like I thought I would...
Found out...
I can't hand piece!!!
The stitches were way too big and sloppy.
so.....
....I settled for machine piecing and some
seams that don't match.
This will sit on my kitchen table and I KNOW
my family won't care if things match. :)

Right sides together.
Notice the striped flannel??
Woo hoo!!
simple pleasures.

Sew around the edge.
leave an opening.
trim.


Turn right side out.
slip stitch that opening closed.
Voila'!!
There's a better picture of the backing.


Now I'm going to do a little stitching.
My little summer project is almost done.
:)

12 comments:

  1. Very cute! Sometimes small is better.

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  2. I like it! It is perfect just the size it is,and the stripes make it a fun piece.

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  3. Oh, you did it! That looks wonderful, Beth! What a great little table mat! I don't think I have one of these in me, so I'll just have to enjoy yours. Well done!

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  4. Cute! Love those apple cores - and I have a feeling with them, smaller is definitely better - at least to the maker!!

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  5. Well done, Beth, it's wonderful! I would think machine pieceing the apple cores would be more difficult than hand pieceing; but there you go.

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  6. That is so cute! It's the perfect addition to a kitchen table...

    Jennifer :)

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  7. I love the gold hand-stitching! I guess I need to get some doll blankets finished so I can take them along in the car to hand-stitch, they look so nice that way!

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  8. you are very brave...
    i gave up on hand stitching long ago...so i find projects that can be sewn by machine.
    xo
    eva

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  9. Well done you!!! I've had the apple core template in my stash for over 10 years and haven't yet attempted it yet...I guess it is high time I tried!

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  10. a booger to sew, but beautiful interplay of fabrics - really turned out well.

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