Saturday, February 27, 2010

Spring Sewing Party


I'm participating in the Spring Sewing Party hosted by The Charming Guys & Girls Quilt Club. Look for updates on Saturday February 27th.
I'll be working on the Club Sandwiches tablerunner pattern by Atkinson Designs from the Let's Do Lunch book. I'm using the Wildflowers fabric line by Heather Mulder Peterson for this tablerunner. I have it all cut out and ready to sew as soon as I get off work on Saturday.

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Friday 11PM: My first set of blocks are laying on my ironing board, ready to get started in the morning. It's gonna be a fun sewing party!
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Update 8:30AM
This morning I was up bright and early at 6:30 AM to begin sewing. My hubby left to go Ice Fishing and since I have to work, I didn't go along. I was able to get the first three main blocks done and the first part of the 4 mini corners done. Here's a picture of the left main and center main blocks and the mini corners.
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Here are two of the three main blocks. I fussy cut the center squares on all three.
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These mini corners will next get a row of green added to them. I should be able to finish the top tonight at this rate! I had no idea I could get so much done in a morning. Off to work at 9 and I'll be back later this afternoon. Happy Sewing!
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Update 7PM - After work this afternoon I was able to finish up the tablerunner top. I'm pleased with how it turned out, but the brown does make it a bit dark. I hope the quilting and binding will lighten it up. I'll probably end up quilting it later as I want to play with my quilting machine a bit more before I do it on this sample.
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Here's a close up of the tablerunner. It was a quick and easy pattern and I really enjoyed how it made the fussy cut squares look.
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Update 11 PM - Since I was finished my tablerunner top and didn't want to quilt it tonight, I pulled out another project. I had enough scraps of the Objects of Desire line left to make 2 more tablerunners. I also have enough backing and binding, so they were all together to make the tablerunners. They were even cut out and sorted! Using the Fast Food pattern from the Let's Do Lunch book by Atkinson Designs, I made this tablerunner. It took less than an hour to make the entire top.
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Here's the other one all ready to be sewn together tomorrow. They aren't going to be my favorites, but they will make nice gifts and use up this fabric. I've really stretched it far. I've made two purses and three tablerunners out of 2 charm packs, 2 fat quarters, and 2 yards of fabric. I have this one laying on the muslin/batting/muslin sandwich I have on the frame. I think I finally got my tension good, so now I'm going to put matching thread on and give it a whirl tomorrow. I'll used these Objects of Desire tablerunners for practice. I'd like to learn how to do a daisy, so I could quilt them on the Wildflowers tablerunner.
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My Spring Sewing Party has come to an end and I've really enjoyed making some new tablerunners. Thanks for all the comments and I look forward to seeing what everyone got accomplished.

30 comments:

Karen said...

I like the name of that quilt pattern! You have chosen very spring looking fabrics to do it in. Enjoy!

joan said...

I love the pattern. Glad you can come to the party. Looking forward to your finished tablerunner!
See you tomorrow.

Kelly@ Charming Chatter said...

So glad you're joining the party fun - can't wait to see your project! Love that fabric!

Luv 2 Kreate said...

your table runner is going to be cute...see you tomorrow

piecesofpatti said...

Everything looks great.......how do you get so much done.......maybe when spring gets here, I will finally have some energy.......!

Loralynn said...

Your runner looks so nice! love the sewing board cover too!!! ;0)

QUILTING IS BLISSFUL, DI said...

they say the "early" bird gets the worm--and you are on a roll--here it is lunch time and some of us are still just thinking about we plan to do--but gotta go eat first!!!!
Hugs, Di

Hooked on Quilting said...

Love the fabrics/pattern; great job!!

Hope you are having fun at the party!

annieb said...

I really like that pattern and the fabric is just beautiful! I also got a chuckle seeing your ironing board cover!

Brenda said...

I really like the fabric you are using - trying to figure out the guy in the swim suit..guess that is the ironing board cover?? hehehehehe cute

Joanne said...

Great table runner, love the fabric!

Melody said...

Very nice fabric and blocks.

Carolyn said...

What a beautiful tablerunner! It turned out gorgeous...

Claudia said...

I like the table runner and the fabric.

birdbrainsanddogtales said...

I love your fabrics and the ironing board cover with the "working men" on it. :-)

Ulla said...

What a happiness to have new tablerunner for the springtime.I hope I can do one next weekend.
Ulla

Melinda Cornish said...

I love the tablerunners...I also was admiring that construction guy fabric in the background!

Simone de Klerk said...

What a lovely tablerunner! Great fabrics too (O:

manuela said...

Hi Moneik!
Your work is very "spring"!
Manuela

~Marica~ said...

Wonderful fabrics and lovely table runners :)

kimland said...

I see another Heather Mudler Peterson fan!!! Dang, looks like I am going to have to get a hold of her wildflowers. Love your table runners!

Darlene said...

Oh I love your tablerunner, Moneik - the brown makes the other colors POP. It's very sweet.

The second one is cute, cute, cute.

Great day at your machine.

Kelly@ Charming Chatter said...

Oh Moneik - I just LOVE the first table runner you did - it's SO PRETTY! And, the Objects of Desire runner is so cute, too! You are a LATE partier - way to go! Thanks so much for joining us - we'll have to do it again soon!

joan said...

I love it; love it; love it! Your runners are beautifula nd I amgald you could come to teh party!
Happy Sewing

Shiree said...

I juts love the table runner, great fabric and such a wonderful pattern, I shall have to see if I can find that pattern, it is great!!
The flower centres are super, and the border fabric, well smashing effort!!

Quilter Going Bananas said...

I have that "Lets Do Lunch" book but haven't made anything out of it yet. I love your tablerunners!

Strlady said...

Wow! You just pushed those beauties right out! They look gorgeous!

Loralynn said...

I love the way your blocks pop against the dark background! Very nice!

Barb said...

I love both of your table runners! I love to make table runners and I have that book--I better get it out. Thank you SO much for reminding me of the great patterns in that book! Your fabric is gorgeous, absolutely beautiful! Happy quilting!

Kim said...

Your tablerunners look great!