Monday, September 19, 2011
Little Apples Table Runner
Last night I had a "bonus sewing night." This is how I refer to evenings when Andrew has to work unexpectedly. Looking on the bright side, right?
Did I chose to spend my bonus night sewing the multitude of half finished projects around the room? No! That would be a bad use of a bonus sewing night! Naturally, I chose a new project and worked like the dickens to finish it in one evening.
I had a charm pack of Little Apples (only used 12 of the 40+ 5" squares), and about 1/2 a yard of Alexander Henry Heath in gray. And some Kona Olive. When I sewed some scraps of batting together using a zig zag stitch so there are no lumpy parts, I had everything I needed to make a table runner.
Basically, I made three four square blocks and sashed them with 2.5" strips of the Heath. I did straight line quilting in a diamond pattern. I used Rachel's method for doing the binding by machine with a zig zag stitch. Then I got in bed with some turquoise perl cotton and hand stitched around each block.
Oh, and something amazing came in the mail Saturday:
I know, I say that as if I had not placed the order.
I needed some more business cards and tried moo cards this time around. These little guys are half the size of a standard business card and are called MiniCards. The quality is great and you can chose up to 100 images straight from etsy (or upload them)! I had as much fun going through all the etsy sales and reminiscing about old projects as I did getting the package!