Well I don't know about that but more and more I realize the apple doesn't fall far from the tree, and I find myself from at times doing things and later think, I have no idea why I did that, it's just simply because my Mum did/does it. That's what this project is about.
A Quilted (Pointless) Laundry Mat
I remember Mum having mats in our laundry, but after I made this, I looked at it and thought, this is a wet area, why do I want to add something to the floor that is is going to require washing and cleaning? Well it's made now, so it's going in there.
Speaking of my Mum, she is a glorious quilter, I mean, she makes the MOST stunning quilts, while I on the other hand prefer to fake it and go for whatever is the easiest option. I am, under Mum's careful eye, currently making my first real quilt, complete with binding. I'll share it with you when I finish. I should add that I bought the squares pre cut, in January. I will finish it, Mum will make sure of it!
Anyway back to the pointless mat, that I will have to wash and the kids will walk all over with dirty shoes and I will regret making it for the rest of it's functioning life.
Assorted fabric, I had on hand
Sewing machine/Overlocker, (aka for my American friends, a Serger)
I cut out the 4&1'2 inch squares (when it comes to sewing I don't use metric)
Decided how I wanted them laid out
Walked away, Madeleine messed them up and so I did it again
The culprit, now behind bars (blurry because she was moving)
Sewed into strips, then sewed them together to get that diagonal pattern
Basted the batting and cut the fabric for the back. I baste with basting spray, because again, it's the
Quilted it in the ditch. If you've never done this because "in the ditch" scared you, I'm going to say do it, it's actually pretty easy
Then instead of binding it, I overlocked (serged) all the edges.
Here she is, The Pointless Laundry Mat.
DIY Delight or Disaster?
Well even though it is pointless, I like the pattern so I'm going with delight. What do you think? Do you have any pointless items or habits, that you do only because your folks did it?
Oh and here's a close up of some awesome fabric