Yes, I'm still here and I still sew ... kind of. I had an episode with some intense back/shoulder pain which kept me away, for the better part of the week, from my sewing room. I did sew, (a few minutes at a time than on bed rest for the rest of the day) but had nothing worth showing ... until now.
First, I did the Marcus Designer Sew Along from last week.
I am not in love with the blue and green 4 patch even though it does look good when looking at the fabric side by side, it is a different story when sewn into a 4 patch. I find it makes the corners too dark. Second, if you look at the bottom leg of the plus, it is not aligned. Don't like that. BUT I am happy with the exterior points of the PLUS. Yes, I definitively have to redo this one; lighter green or lighter blue?
Because bending over my sewing machine or my quilting frame was torture, I sat in front of Pinterest and Blogland instead. Bad move. So much inspiration!! And fall is slowly coming, and orange is everywhere, and I ♥♥love orange♥♥, and ... well... I couldn't resist starting something new! I've never done a table runner before and Nicky had a sweet TRELLIS on her blog. I was in love. So since July, I've been waiting for the right time to make this table runner. Sometime last week, I decided it was the right time ... of the year for a fall table runner. ;^)
Chose some fall fabrics. Okay that's easy. Chose a colour for the "trellis".
... maybe not with all the fabrics I have picked. Not in love with the bottom blocks but they'll have to do.
This morning, I am up since 6:00 am, I finished assembling it. All done. It is sitting on a chair on a VERY windy Saturday morning.
Now, I have three, yes THREE projects to machine quilt. The fall table runner, of course.
Let's get back to the table runner please. I do have the fabric for the backing and the thin batting but should I make a label?
|I will try to take a better picture of it on a sunny day|
Until next time... ssssSMiLE ...