Saturday, April 29, 2017

17 in 2017 - Tablerunner #2 finished!

I have finished the binding on the second table runner for 2017. For those of you who pop into my blog regularly (hi Ruth!) you will know that we have recently moved again, twice in four months. So in this house I am still finding the perfect background to photograph a runner. The outside wall with an interesting rendered effect?

Or the side fence?

Or inside on my table?

Monday, April 24, 2017

Holiday Sewing

We have moved house these school holidays. For the last time for a long time I hope! I didn't want our two weeks to be consumed with unpacking so I booked a house in Fremantle for a 5 day "city break". It was lovely, we ate out every day, drunk too much and caught up with some shows on ABC iview! But I also packed my sewing machine. This was my view from the machine.

I purchased this material last year while in Vegas, time to cut it up. I trimmed it to a rectangle then placed the four prints on top of each other and sliced it in three.

Added a 3/4th of an inch to break up each of the prints and then sewed them all back together.

The quilting was up and down till I reached the point of no return, so reversed and made some sharp triangles. All that it needs now is the binding.

Monday, April 03, 2017

17 in 2017 - Tablerunner #1 finished!

Well its April and I have finally finished a tablerunner, only 16 to go! I'm happy with this, be nice to do some in different colourways or even a rainbow?

My sewing time is about to increase again. We are moving house again to a new town due to my husbands employment. I am taking the rest of the year off from my job to get everyone settled and sew!

Sunday, March 12, 2017

Sunday Sewing

Yesterday as I was looking for the perfect deep blue for the binding of my latest table runner I had a lightbulb moment. I wanted a solid, so I got out my tub of solids and I am pulling out all this beautiful coloured fabric and thinking why aren't I using it? What special project am I saving all this for? Why isn't my current project that special project? What am I waiting for?! So I pulled out all of my yellow, reds and oranges with the intention that they would be for the next table runner.

Then I sliced a bit off each. I even rummaged through my scrap tub and found a few orphaned jelly roll strips. Then I cut them into four groups, each roughly 12, 8, 5 or 3 inches

Then taking each group, started randomly sewing them together. Just had them piled up by my machine, grab one, sew, next! The ones above are from the 5 inch group. 

And here is the view taken earlier this week on my afternoon walk.