Saturday, April 28, 2012

Scrappy Table Runner.

  
Thinking of renaming this blog. How does confessions of a weekend quilter sound? Thats all the sewing action that is happening around here at the moment which does annoy me as if I just get off the computer and sew then next thing I know the hour has whizzed past and I feel happy as I have been creative and it just feels right. But the other side of my brain is saying "oh, your too tired Helen, just sit down and check Facebook, Flickr, your emails and a few blogs, oh, back to Facebook?" And then that hour has passed and I could have been sewing and I am still tired! I need to get my act into gear. I have folded and hung the Green Windows quilt top ready to sandwich and quilt later on in the year when I can devote a week of the dining room table to the machine. So that is hung out of sight and I felt the need for a quick project. So I turned to my scrap bin which has a lot of pink and green and white in it at the moment and started cutting and sewing chinese coin style strips.

 It turned out quite theraputic as I soon had a few strips. It was all very rough. Rougly an inch of white between roughly 1 to 2 inches of pink or green.

And then after setting the timer in the kitchen today and telling myself, right I will sew for a straight 40 minutes, I had this complete. All I have to do is trim and sew on the sides of white. I stopped here because of guilt though. I have two seperate sewing bee blocks to complete by the end of April, a flag to sew for Daz's swim next weekend and I also need to start a birthday present table runner for a friend who's birthday is creeping up in May and I am still pondering her favourite colours and a design! So I shouldn't really be sewing for my own table. So on that note I'll wrote up a list of action.

6 comments:

Emma said...

I love the pink, green and white piece; great colours! I know what you mean about wasting time at the computer; it;sso unproductive!

Cass said...

Helen that looks absolutely fantastic, I love it

Marie said...

This is goin to be really lovely - what a great use of your scraps. And nothing wrong with doing a little sewing for you; sometimes it is out stuff that is always left to the bottom of the list. Gotta get off the computer now...

Cindy said...

You'll get it done. Love your scrappy creation.

LittleWhiteDove said...

I love it! It's so pretty and fresh :)

lazydaisy said...

I love this. I am always looking for ways to use up more scraps, as I seem to always be swimming in them. Thanks for sharing!