I started with a pretty fabric for backing
and started piecing fabric together to make a fun, bright front.
I always enjoy sewing the different fabrics together.
I used to iron my seams to one side or another, but recently have found that ironing them open is much better for me.
I like quilting in gentle curving lines for something like this - noting too complicated, but definitely interesting to look at.
This is what the quilting looked like near the end.
Trimming the edges square was a bit tricky; my rotary cutter didn't like cutting through the towel I used as the batting.
I put on a pretty mottled blue pre-made binding.
Sewing on the binding is not my favorite part, but ...
It does look pretty when it's on, doesn't it?
And, here's the mat in its new home.
To top it all off? The fridge the landlords gave us is too small, so we'll be buying a new one, all for our own! I wonder if I'll need another mat. *grin*