|Cookies were made using this recipe from Bakerella, with added Skor bits.|
They are phenomenal.
Once all of triangles were sewn into what looked surprisingly like a proper rectangle, I basted the 3 layers together and machine quilted a line 1/4" on each side of the chevrons to accentuate the pattern. I didn't know at the time that I needed a walking foot on my sewing machine to do this properly, but luckily my batting was thin and I used lots of pins.
Small as it is, it still took me two attempts to bind this project. I had originally pieced together a 2" strip of the green fabric, and I sewed it all the way around the front of the mug rug before I realized that there was no way it would be wide enough to reach around to the back. I really liked the green binding, and tried hard to make it work because I didn't have any more scraps of that fabric. In the end, I had no choice but give up on it and cut a new 2.5" wide binding from another fabric. I used the same pink as for the backing. I think it looks pretty cute for a first try.
By the time I had finished this project, I knew that I wanted to try some more involved quilting. At about the same time, we got the news that we would be moving out West, and after all, how can one be a good prairie girl if they don't join a quilting guild?