I have not been doing much in the sewing room the last two days. But I did get those dishes done! Guess I do have to get some housework done between projects....
Today I got out what may be considered a UFO. It was only waiting for some eyes.... I made this little quilt before winter - quilted and bound even. So it is really a weird UFO. The only thing unfinished were the little chicks eyes.
I was looking for mini buttons to sew on, but after finding some a month or so ago, I was still hesitant to use them. I mean this is just the right size for a baby play mat. And babies and buttons don't go together - not even cute little mini buttons.
Sew I got out the embroidery thread and satin stitched some little eyes on those chicks - hiding the knots just like you would thread ends while quilting. And I took off the hen's crazy looking eye and satin stitched one on for her, too.
But I did have two leftover chick blocks and two feather blocks. I had the fabric pieces fused on the blocks, but had not yet satin stitched around the pieces. I did that this afternoon. And then I made myself happy by sewing those little mini buttons onto those two chicks.
And I am making a little place mat from the two leftover chicks and feather blocks....
I have to admit that I do love those little mini buttons. Aren't these chicks cute?