Category Archives: free motion quilting

Tea Time Table Runner

Another day and another finish… (doing my old woman happy dance) LOL  now there’s something I won’t get out of my head ha ha 🙂

This little project started back in Dec, when I received a gift in the mail from one of my blog buddies Avis at Oh Sew Temptingteacuprunner

A beautiful hand made card and a charm pack of pretty blue and white prints. They are so adorable . Thank you again Avis ! Now , my dilemma , what to do with them ? I really wanted the project to do this pretty pack of prints justice and it wasn’t long before I had my inspiration. teacuprunner2

I had been wanted to machine embroidery these adorable bunnies in tea cups on a table runner or table cover, something to brighten up the kitchen. Between working on the pinwheel quilt and the BOM this year, why not keep with that theme? I was getting brave sewing squares and making triangles and hour glass blocks 🙂 Of course I had to plan this out, I did not want to run shy of blocks. I folded the fabric this way and that and turned the pieces around trying to get a good visual. I do scribble on paper and all that but there is nothing like having the fabric in hand when I am planning or designing. Its also what I do with the embroidery threads, I get a handful of spools and put them together to see if they and going mix or separate like oil and water.

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I had plenty of print blocks and white pieces …whew:) I did add some white around each block and along the sides. Now at this point I had a moment of indecision about the binding and bending Avis’ ear a little lol I got back to sewing. 🙂 I think the solid blue binding set everything off nicely and I got a chance to use the binding tool on the Bernina so its a plus all around 🙂

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Me being worried about running out of fabric.. ha , I had enough left to make 4 mug mats with one each of the print to spare and 2 or 3 white pieces. those will be kept safe 😉 I am a hoarder of keepsakes you know.

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Tea anyone ? Thanks so much for dropping by and I hope you have a great week crafting at what makes you happy.

Izz

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June 8, 2016 · 11:24 AM

Pink Pinwheel Happy Dance

Doing a happy dance here over pinwheels and hoping I don’t throw a hip 😉 I’m pretty pleased with how the pink pinwheels turned out…I quilted on the light pinks and left the dark to puff out. I have already washed the quilt as I used quilters chalk to help guide me as I quilted.

 

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And as I mentioned in the last post about the pink pinwheels, I had originally chose a dark border..well that didn’t work out so onto the internet and see what I could find in a matching batik..not a good plan…but…I got very lucky and found a small print that went perfectly with all the other fabrics. Believe me..my lesson has been learned 🙂

 

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I can’t wait to give this quilt to N, she has been very patient with old Mom  lol  I definitely need more practice in the free motion quilting, but with every quilt ( not that I make many lol) I think I’m improving a little . Its quite a physical job too, wrestling with a quilt! some days I win and some days, I take a break 🙂

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Thanks so much for dropping in… I hope you have a great week and weekend crafting at what makes you happy.

Izz 🙂

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April 15, 2016 · 9:39 AM