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Saturday, March 26, 2011

For Karen

 Karen's Table Runner

A couple of years ago my SIL saw the
table runner I put together (with help from several CQ friends) for my
daughter Samantha @ Three Men and a Lady
and wanted one, too.
So I began collecting fabrics and deciding on
a pattern; 
Blossoms & Butterflies by This & That's Sherry Falls

Then everything sat and waited its turn
to come to life.

I liked this patten because of its shape.
 Karen is into blues, so this was fun to do
because blue is not a color I normally work in, 
and I love being stretched, creatively.

The flowers are appliqued,  I like
to do raw edge, putting a buttonhole/blanket stitch on by hand.
I used Sassa Lynne thread for this.
Now I have to tell you that I was in a rush to do this
because I was going to see Karen in a week, so put everything 
else aside and made this up, SOOOO, I forgot 
to take finish pictures.  DUH.
Maybe Karen will take some for me and I can show you the finished piece in its new home.
 The flower also has 4 pink french knots in the center, on the finished piece.

A close up of the center blocks.  I quilted it with
stitch in the ditch, and an outline of the flowers.
Next up.......
2 baby quilts...........
Still working on my Ruffled Roses BOM and 
Samantha's Turquoise and Brown Quilt.
With a Hugs quilt on the Longarm
So stay tuned for more quilt creations.

Friday, March 04, 2011

Ruffled Roses BOM - 3

Ruffled Roses Quilt
February Block
err......... border........... but anyway.

Last month we began with the center block
 A close up of the raw edge applique and hand stitching I did.

Now lets add some borders, to create this;

 The thing about this BOM is that all the pieces are small,
I don't usually work this small, so it 
is quite trying, but I love the results
and if one is not challenged to improve themselves
then what is the point?

 So I began cutting and here is what I had.
 and this
 Sue writes very good instructions.
 So, I sewed the strips together and cut them into tiny units, 1 3/8 inches wide.

 Next is paper piecing the 230 little triangles and 112 strips together.

 Paper piecing helps to keep things more accurate
you put the fabric under the paper and sew on the lines.
 Just on either side of part one there.
 the dotted lines are for cutting the block down to size
which is 2 1/2 inches.

 Chain stitching each one twice.  You use a small stitch so
once done the paper tears away with ease.
 And here is the result

 Now lets sew them together to make an X

 First join two together then put two sets together, be sure to
pin so everything lines up (finished these up today, took awhile).
 To get this........
Ok, sew first we put on a floater (burgundy), 
next the stripped border, then another
floater (also burgundy)
then the X border.
Sew, what do you think?

Pretty cool?

Next months additions
(well this month cause I am late and it is March now, LOL)
Sew until next month.

May God bless you and keep you.

I am linking up to Pink Saturday,
visit Beverly @ How Sweet the Sound for 
lots of wonderful pinks.