I had started this tablerunner about 4 months ago and finally it is done!
Nothing hard, actually very easy and I would say quick but then you would wonder why it took 4 months to finish! It is made using the Old Glory Gatherings fabric by Primitive Gatherings for Moda and it has that great primitive feel to it! I thought it was time to get it done for all the "patriotic" holidays that are coming up, Memorial Day, Flag Day, Fourth of July, and Labor Day!
For those of you that are interested, this kit will be available at Quiltessentials for $19.95. You will also be able to purchase it online at (www.quiltessentialsonline.com) . The kit includes all the fabric for the top and binding and the pattern.
On another note, I will be at a quilt retreat this weekend so I am hoping to get a lot of UFO's done! Any of you that have been on retreats know that sometimes it is harder to get things done when there is so much socializing to do! Well, stay tuned......
It has been awhile since I have completed a UFO. The UFO train had to be diverted for a couple of weeks as I prepared for a couple of classes that I was teaching. Classes really do take a lot of time to pull together. I needed to make several samples and then the project had to be done only to a particular stage so that I could demonstrate in class what to do next. UGH! This project was from a braided table runner class using Triangles on a Roll paper. I really do love this paper and it comes in many sizes. The technique is really easy and I love the accuracy! For those of you that hate paper piecing, this is a technique that you may actually like. There is no flip and sew with this method. You do not have to fold the paper back and trim to add the next fabric piece. It all goes on top of the paper and you sew with the fabric side up!
I wanted to use some of the vegetable fabric that I have and I think this turned out okay. I don't like the raspberry fabric in here, it is too dark! This would look great in Halloween fabric, fall fabrics, Christmas fabrics... Oh the possibilities!
This paper can also be used to make flying geese. They turn out fantastic using this paper. There is very little fabric waste and the points turn out perfectly! Hmm...maybe a tutorial online is needed! Anyone interested?
This is what my drive to work looked like today. Isn't it awful!!!! With tomorrow being Groundhog Day I really hope that Groundhog does not see his shadow! I don't mind the cold (well maybe when it is below 20 degrees), but if the snow could just stay off of the roads, sidewalks and driveways it would be wonderful. And if we could at least see blue skies and the sun while it was snowing it would make it so much more bearable. But since we can't have snow with these particular conditions, I guess that leaves only one thing to do......stay inside and sew! What are you working on today?
I not only having sewing projects on my UFO list, but I have numerous patterns that I need to finish writing so that I can make them available to the public. This fabric is new and beautiful, but I have the perfect pattern for it! I just love pinks and browns together! The quilt top is almost finished and once done I will show you the pictures! This will be the second quilt done with this pattern, but the first one sat so long in my UFO pile that I felt the need to update the fabric choices. Most of this fabric is from the Antoinette Collection by Benartex which I have available at the shop and will shortly be available at my online store!
Well I must get to my pattern writing! For those of you living in this beautiful snowy weather, stay in and keep warm and attack some of those UFO's!
Hi Everyone! My name is Melanie Barrett and I have been quilting for 15 short years now. I worked in a quilt shop for 7 of those years and I owned a quilt shop for the other 8. Recently I decided to close the brick and mortar store and concentrate on online sales. My favorite types of quilts to make are small and mini size. I don't have a favorite fabric style, I like them all. I find that my tastes change as I grow up!