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!