from the cold but burning up the sewing machine.
I started diving into the fabric stash. I needed a pick-me-up and some instant gratification. I started out making a table runner for Easter (now that we have a dining room table)…quick and easy way to decorate. I got just a little carried away cutting the squares out. When I realized I had double what I needed, I decided to make one for my Mother in law. Her table seats 10 or 12 but when we get together once a month for family dinners, we also use 2 round tables which each seat 8. My husband is the eldest of 6 children. We are a very prolific family so family gatherings resemble a clan gathering….3 generations totaling 20-30 people at a minimum.
Anyway, back to table runners. My MIL has 2 table runners. One for Christmas which comes out in October or so, and is on her table long enough I don’t remember what the other looks like…but I’ve heard rumors it exists.
So, here is her Easter/Spring Table Runner
The 2 smaller candle mats are for the round tables.
Sorry for these cell phone photos, it was a quick '”do you thing she’ll like it” pic for my SIL
Ours is also completed, I just realized I forgot to take a photo.
I decided since the dining room was covered in fabric I might as well keep going and cut out a baby quilt. It’s made of half Hexi
This was my '’cheat sheet” photo on my phone. It sure came in handy when I was sewing those rows together. It’s done except (you guessed it) waiting for borders and backing….
I finished cutting up those shirts and harvesting all the fabric for a log cabin quilt or split rail….I’d not decided which but thought the shirting called for an old pattern.
Then I saw this one
She’s not done, needs her borders and backing which I’ll pick up today.
Since the shirting was still out ….
covering my dining room table I figured I’d see what else I could do with it and
Welcome to the Neighborhood
oops, I need to fix that ripple in the bottom row
is nearly done. I put it together today, the houses are 10 inch squares so it was pretty quick to piece. But that leaves me with another waiting for borders and backing.
I need to total yardage I need for all those borders and backs & at 1 AM…my brain is not firing on all cylinders.
I’m crawling off to bed
PT in the morning and then the fabric store.
I may even treat myself to lunch.