After enjoying a short visit with granddaughter and family in GA and back home had family here, yesterday I quilted a small piece for someone. I used a programmed decorative machine stitch motif about every 5 to 7 inches to tie the layers together. I prefer it instead of tying by hand.
Today I took time to sew a few more mug rugs as last minute gifts. I had some small pieces of the heat resistant material made for potholders, etc. ( don't remember what it is named) so I used them with scraps of batting in these mug rugs. Therefore they can be used as mug rugs or pot holders although I made them mug rug size of 6.5” by 8.5”. I basted the backing, batting and other material together then sewed strips on by sew and flip method so no other quilting was needed. On one I did use a couple of lines of decorative stitches for additional quilting.
As Christmas gets closer, there’s no telling how much sewing / quilting will get accomplished as I enjoy the holiday. However, if not visiting with friends and family, I know I can pull out a project to work on. I still have a few UFOs left.