Monday, April 6, 2015

Quick Runner

My mom has a birthday in April and she hinted told me that she would like a spring table runner. Here's the thing about my mom - she doesn't sew. At. All. She doesn't understand it and has no interest in it, other than the finished product. As far as she's concerned a one fabric mug rug takes as long to make as a king-size, hand-stitched postage stamp quilt!

That's a bit of a problem when she wants a large quilt. She doesn't think anything of asking me to whip out a quilt for her bed or for a church fund-raiser or even for one of her friends. In her mind the hard part is choosing which fabrics go together.

The upside is when she wants something small like a table runner -  I can use great fabrics in colors that she loves and she'll think it was a very complicated project.

So.....I made her this quick bargello-ish table runner for her birthday. It took all of about 2 hours start to finish. I think the straight-line quilting took longer than anything else.

It actually turned out prettier than I expected and now I kind of want to make one for myself!

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Small Blog Meet

I recently came across a wonderful blog called Lily's Quilts. The blogger, Lynne, has a linkup for sharing your current projects and another for bloggers with less than 50 followers to post their projects and, hopefully, gain more followers. What a thoughtful and generous blogger!

Here are a couple of recent projects I've completed:

I made a new doggie leash for my dad. If it wasn't such a cute fabric, I wouldn't bother posting it. It was only about a 10-minute project. I made it a little shorter than a normal leash because it'll attach to one of those split leashes used to walk two dogs.

A couple of weeks ago I made these little springtime handbags for my granddaughters:

And my favorite recent finish was this Sew Together bag made for my daughter:

Now I'm off to link up with Small Blog Meet and find a few small blogs to follow. If you're reading this post, I'd be thrilled if you would follow my blog!