Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Easy Peasy Runner

I found a wonderful tutorial for a runner on Amy Smart's blog http://www.diaryofaquilter.com/2010/08/table-runner-tutorial.html. Thanks Amy for posting such awesome tutorials!!  Amy's instructions are very clear and detailed.  I've made two runners since I saw her tutorial and they were easy and fast.  The blue, yellow and pink runner is for my sister as she just painted her kitchen and I thought this would be very nice for spring and summer.

The second runner I just finished today is for my daughter and her husband.  They just bought a house and I wanted to make them a runner for their kitchen table as well. 

These runners can be made mainly with scraps of fabric you have.  The largest piece of fabric required is for your backing and you could even piece that if you wanted to.  The sky is the limit with this type of runner.

Everything was stitched using the sewing machine except sewing down the binding which I sewed by hand.  I'm so pleased with these that I already know I want to make more.  Well, I'll need one for my kitchen too. ;)

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Brown and Turquoise

A few years ago my daughter mentioned that she would like a quilt.  I asked what colours she would like and she immediately said brown and turquoise.  I asked what pattern she wanted and she said "I want the same one that is hanging in Nana's room".  I asked if that would be the log cabin.  I showed her what that would look like and sure enough, that was the one she was thinking of.  My Mother has a quilt rack shelf that hangs in the computer room and one of the quilts is a log cabin.  Here is a picture of the quilt I'm currently working on for my daughter.

  I've surely received my love of quilting from my Mom.  She has been quilting for quite a few years and it has only been about the last 10 years that it's become all I really want to do.  My Grandmother also quilted and we have pictures of she and her sisters all sitting around the quilting frame working on a pretty quilt with ladies holding umbrellas.  Mom says it is called 'Colonial Lady'.  Thanks Mom!

Hope you are all enjoying whatever project you are working on this week and happy sewing!!