Friday, December 28, 2018

Another Christmas Gift!

I didn't have time to post a photo of another table runner I just finished.  I finished sewing the label on, on the night of the 23rd. We were leaving to go to Pauanui on the 24th, and had to drop this off to my grand-daughter in her new home, on the way.

Ditch stitching the edges of the trees.

 I stitched some straight lines on the trees and some wavy lines on the background.

Back view

I was really please with how it turned out, and apart from the striped border and binding fabrics, the rest was from my stash!

I love it when that happens.
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Sunday, December 16, 2018

All Ready To Be Posted!

This quilt or table runner actually, was meant for a birthday present for my DIL in Australia, but her birthday was on the 11th, and I never quite got it finished, so now its a Christmas present!

I had alot of  fun designing this quilt, after seeing a few Dresden Plates on Pintrest.  I found a wedge ruler  I had in my collection, and just strip pieced my fabrics and went from there having no idea how it would turn out.

As it is an 18 degree ruler my plates turned out rather large, and I was worried it would be too large for her table, but it fits mine, so should be OK. 

Then I thought one plate would get hidden by a vase or bowl, so had to make three. Two would be wrong! :-)

All fabrics were from my stash and I had some yardage of white, so all worked well.
I managed my very simple machine quilting, by ditch stitching all the blades, then big stitch hand quilting every second blade and the circle.

I machine stitched about 1/2" out from the edges of the blades then did some free motion quilting.

 I decided that white would be better for the binding. I usually scrap piece my bindings, but as the plates were so close to the edge of my miss-cut ( a little too small) squares, I thought scrappy bindings would detract.

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