Made another small basket with some more of the Robert Kaufman polka dot strips from the jelly roll I won. This one is just like Alicia's, but taller and with longer handles. Not sure why I made the handles this long, because they look a tad silly. This basket now holds the bill that need to be paid.
I also made a little hot pad/table topper/mug rug/whatever just playing with piecing. I still have major issues with sewing straight and keeping a consistent seam allowance. I'm thinking a quarter inch foot should be something I ask for on my birthday.
Again, I tried the wrap-around binding, and again I had issues with the mitered corners. My friend, Kym, told me she liked the peekaboo corners though, so I'm going to pretend like they were meant to be like that.
I had fun with the quilting on this one, despite the fact that my machine was skipping stitched even after I changed my needle, cleaned out the bobbin area, rethreaded everything, and altered the tension. I probably needed a heavier needle or something. My latest theory is that my machine seems to get cranky with quilting spray basted items with felt as the batting. I will be testing out this theory by changing the variables to see if I can isolate the problem. Of course, it could also be that I need a walking foot for my machine. Yet another birthday wish, I guess!