Japanese Meshwork: Finished

26 10 2008

My new sewing machine (Husqvarna Viking Sapphire 870) arrived a week ago (yay!), and I’ve been trying to find time to play with my new toy! (Work has been REALLY busy… and then there was the funeral to attend in Perth last Monday, and I’m off to Sydney for 5 days on Tuesday).

One of the first things I did as part learning how the new machine works was add frames, borders, a back and binding to the Japanese Meshwork piece I made at a workshop a few weeks back. The ‘batting’ I used was very stiff as I wanted to make this piece into a placemat for a Christmas table.

I quilted along the diagonal lines between the stars in the red border fabric, and ‘stitched in the ditch’ around the green and white ‘frames’. The backing fabric is the same chrysanthemum Christmas fabric I used in the meshwork ‘boxes’ and instead of adding a backing then adding the binding separately, I added enough extra to the backing to fold it over to the front and do the hand stitching on the front, giving the illusion of a ‘proper’ binding. The mitered corners weren’t hard—they were a bit like doing the corners on gift wrapping.

Here’s the finished product:

Japanese meshwork - Christmas table mat

Japanese meshwork - Christmas table mat



4 responses

26 10 2008
Char James-Tanny

Nice job 🙂 That looks great!

2 11 2008

Great job Rhonda, it looks very christmassy now. I might go to group on Tuesday and finish mine. Enjoy playing with your new machine.

3 11 2008

Looks great Rhonda!! Certainly looks Christmassy… fits the theme well! I hope you are enjoying your new machine.

23 11 2008
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