Ahhh well, it's definitely a day of first's in this household.... Firstly I FMQ'd the apple core quilt in about an hour, on the Janome, with invisible thread and those non stick bits of mat you can buy in the cheap shops. That was a great tip from Trudi at quiltingprolifically It wasn't the greatest quilting and I had to do the letters so that they stuck a bit more than just with the fusible.
I then also for the first time decided I was going to fold the backing over to make the binding... hmmm I'm really undecided, It was much quicker, my stitching was a bit uneven in places but I think its the old fashioned way for me in future, if I was making mug rugs I reckon I'd go this way at a push.
It's not my greatest project but it's finished and it'll cheer up a space in the utility room or kitchen lolol...
Clare brought Amelia a lovely name quilt and it's now hanging on the end of her bed until her proper bedroom gets built.
Finally, for the last bit of first's... Amelia and I made fabric covered button magnets, I'm not over keen on the button machine I bought (the prym one is soooo much better, so I'm going to look for a 28" one) I knackered 5 of the 25 button blanks so need to try and work out what I did wrong, the sizzix cut the 2" circles like a dream and after a rushed purchase of a glue gun we now have 20 magnets to give to patchwork club for the tombola.