Sunday, July 31, 2016

Bountiful Berries

The first piece that I stitched up on my long arm was built from a fat quarter of berry fabric that my husband had picked out many moons ago.

I started by picking a green dot fat quarter from my stash, to use for the back, and put the two fat quarters on the machine with a double layer of cotton batting between them.  Then I found this berry design that fit perfectly and stitched it up with Superior Omni Light Sage thread.

When the piece was fully stitched, I took it off the machine and brought it back to the cutting board for trimming.  You can easily get four 7 inch squares from one set of fat quarters!

They weren't completely made from my stash, because I turned up shy on coordinating fabrics to bind with, but now all four squares have the first machine binding stage completed and I am slowly working on hand stitching the binding to the back.  I even took them out on the deck because the day was just to lovely to sit inside!

First Block Finished!

Linking up with Let's Be Social and Slow Sunday Stitching.


  1. Beautiful fabric. Too hot here for porch time...lucky you!!

  2. Very pretty potholders. I try to keep a stash of them handy as gifts.

  3. The perfect project to work on in the middle of the summer!

  4. Sitting on the porch hand binding sounds like a lovely way to finish these up.

  5. Oh! Such pretty summery fabric! Soon it will be cool enough to sit on my back patio and stitch away! Lovely!