Tuesday, 8 March 2016

Chevron shoe mat

I have finished the shoe mat that I was making a few weeks ago.  A lot of you expressed horror that I would put muddy shoes on such pretty fabric, but hey, it's better than putting shoes on ugly fabric!


I made a panel from HSTs in a chevron design.  I used a charm pack of Fancy by Lily Ashbury and some Kona Coal.  The finished mat measures about 40" x 16" so it's long and skinny and it fits perfectly underneath the radiator.


Here is a picture of the back.  I have no idea why I've taken a picture of the back or why I might have thought you would be interested to see it!


I layered it right sides together with an old towel, sewed all round leaving a gap, then turned through.  Anything to avoid binding!  


I quilted it with my walking foot, just echoing the chevron.  I was hoping to avoid quilting the outer edge as it would be lots of stopping and starting, but it just doesn't look right without quilting.


I chose to only do two lines of quilting in the triangles though.


I think it looks pretty cool from the back.


And here it is complete with muddy shoes!

12 comments:

Christine Barnsley said...

Your mat looks lovely Wendy and what a great idea to back it with towelling! Have a lovely week! Christine x

Rachel said...

And since I take it all the fabrics are cotton, you can throw it in the washing machine every now and again. Better than one of those scratchy coir mats!

claire93 said...

I would make sure that everyone wipes their shoes properly first ^^
It's really lovely.

Oops-Lah said...

Oh my gosh, are you kidding me??? Such a lovely quilt for muddy shoes..... haha.... just sayin'! Joking aside; I really love chevron quilts and have made a couple as well, although I usually do it the "lazy" way by piecing rectangles together

Bethany said...

I love seeing quilts from the back! It's like the front, but more muted and with interesting dimension from the seams. It's like seeing all the secrets of something you've made :)

Sandra :) said...

It *is* gorgeous, but I would kick a$$es if anyone put dirty shoes on it, lol.

Jane Galley said...

lol, it makes me laugh when people say you can't use things because they're too nice. It's a lovely place to put your shoes, it will make you smile

margaret said...

what a lovely mat for shoes as you say much nicer than ugly fabric bright and cheer. Not thought of putting shoes under a radiator, makes for warm feet when going out such a good idea. Can easily be popped into the machine for a wash, good idea using a towelling backing

Sheryl S. said...

Brilliant Wendy, this is lovely.

Samantha said...

Love it- and the towel backing is genius!

Sarah in Stitches said...

Lovely job! It makes a muddy corner look bright and happy :D

Sharon - creativity and family said...

I must admit I might feel it was a bit too nice for muddy shoes but what a lovely place to put them perhaps I should do a wellie one :-)