I made this playmat as an auction item and I'm so pleased with how it turned out! It was super fast to put together and the black and white fabrics were fun to use.
The whites look wonky here; there isn't *that* much variation in the white backrounds
Closeup of the "Play." and quilting detail. I used my Bernina wave stitch and red thread (Aurifil - my one true thread love) and I am very happy with it - I got tons of great suggestions when I asked for help but I chose the easiest/quickest option, natch. By the way, did you know that there's a Flickr group devoted to getting quilting advice? Everyone there is great - I highly recommend it.
Styled at the local playground - fitting, no?
The back and binding is just a red/white fabric from my stash. Actually, this whole quilt is a stash quilt - yay, me!
Speaking of the binding - which is attached by machine - I followed this tutorial and used fusible thread to fuse the binding down to keep it in place while I sewed it. I know others use basting glue for that purpose, and I was
maybe likely doing it wrong, but it didn't hold as well for me. My only problem was that I think I scorched the back a wee bit while pressing down the binding. Hopefully that will wash out (she says anxiously).
Linking up (late) to Fabric Tuesday at Quilt Story!