You're finally here! As I am sitting here typing away I hear the birds chirping outside my window. It's wonderful! Today I finished the binding on one of the two table runners that I made from this sweet Vintage Picnic fabric line by Bonnie and Camille for Moda. I started with a Cutie Pack (a precut fabric pack of 16 fat eighths) that I got from The Little Foot Quilt Shoppe. I added some yardage for a border and the backing. I am a little short on the binding fabric for table runner #2, so I'll have to go fabric shopping :-)
This table runner pattern is the one I taught at our church sewing/quilting group. The pattern is called Hobo Rails - a scrappy version of the traditional rail fence pattern. You can find the pattern on Craftsy here.
In between client quilts I did some custom quilting on these with cream thread. I really like how they turned out. They will be teacher gifts at the end of the school year. Here are some pictures. I like the back as much (maybe even more than) the front!
The prints in this fabric line are so happy and fun to work with.
Below is another sample of the same pattern that I made for the class. I quilted it on my regular sewing machine with straight lines in a grid, and it gives the table runner a whole different look. It even makes the piecing look a little different. That's the cool thing about quilting.
Have a great day, and thanks so much for visiting.
I'm linking up at Crazy Mom Quilts Finish It Up Friday.
Yeah! It's Friday! Here are some crafty things that got accomplished this week.
The picture above is the quilt made by the Sew Sews, the new sewing/quilting group we are forming at our church. You can read more about this quilt and the great group of ladies here. I finished the longarm quilting, and my mom finished the binding this week. It looks great! If you are in the Butler, PA, area and would like a group of ladies to sew with, please contact me. We would welcome you!
Today we had another gathering of the Sew Sews, and I worked on some curvy log cabin blocks using the Creative Grids Curvy Log Cabin Trim Tool. I'm using scraps that I've accumulated over the last 20 years or so. I really like making these, and it's a great feeling to be using up some old fabric. There are so many layout options. I have 7 blocks made, and I probably need 80 or so of these to make a decent size quilt. Good thing I'm not in any hurry.
Last weekend I got my spinning wheel out because I just felt like doing something different. It's been a couple of years since I've done any spinning. I recently ordered some lovely dyed wool to spin from an Etsy shop, but I wanted to finish up what I had on some spools first. These skeins are made from alpaca wool that I purchased from a local farm. Not sure what this yarn will become, but hey, I got it done!
I've been longarm quilting this week, too. I just don't have any pictures of that work yet. All you moms out there, wishing you a happy Mother's Day, and I hope you are able to get some sewing and quilting done this weekend. Even if you aren't a mom, I wish you a wonderful weekend with lots of free sewing time!
Linking up over at Crazy Mom Quilts Finish It Up Friday. Thanks for visiting!
This is me...
I LOVE to quilt, and every day I must sew for my sanity!