Thursday, May 21, 2015

Quick Tablerunner

So we have these friends who have become family. (Framily?) They are so good to us and watch the boys all the time and cook for us and basically are like surrogate parents/grandparents. And like our biological parents, they can afford to buy themselves what they need/want. So giving gifts is HARD. I wanted to do something for Easter because I know the boys were getting baskets so I decided to just whip up a table runner. Procrastination last-minute sewing is my specialty! I decided to try a disappearing nine-patch because I've pinned some and like the look of it. I went with yellow because it's the colour of the dining room. 

So I had yellow squares on the corners, black in the centre, and white in between. Then just cut it into quarters and voilĂ ! The hardest part was figuring out the layout. 

I am terrible at doing the quilt sandwich effectively. I always end up with puckers. Don't judge! I just did some free hand vertical quilting. The recipient loves it. And this is the back: 
Fun, right? We always have coffee together so I thought it was appropriate. All the fabric was from my stash. :) 

Next up: the "marriage" quilt for my brother and his wife. Since, you know, their one year anniversary is coming up. But in my defence I had a baby in January. 

Happy Birthday Red!

I Jackson was invited to a special 3rd birthday party for his friend. I happened to know her mom was buying her a crib for her dolls so I decided to whip up a doll quilt for her. I picked some heart blocks they were already cut out and just needed stitching on. I used a blanket stitch on my machine. 

Jackson had decided pink was important and if you know me at all you know this wasn't a problem. I just did an easy four patch and border. I also chose to turn it inside out instead of doing a binding. I did some stitch in the ditch quilting and voila! 
He was excited to give it to her. I'm pretty sure he opened the gift himself. Pretty fun for the first birthday party he went to!