"It takes ages to finish a quilt you're not working on!"

Monday, December 14, 2015

Ten MInute Table runner Xmas gift.

I made this table runner for my home Carer.  She loves any hand made crafts, so she was tickled pink with this :-)

Tuesday, December 08, 2015

Cat mug rugs

These aren't strictly mug rugs, more like large coasters.  I made a cat mug rug for a friend last year, and her home carer was admiring it.  My friend asked me to make another one for her carer, and I invited her over here to go through my cat fabrics so she could choose one herself.  She liked this one so much she asked if I could do two, one for her and one for her carer, and as they don't take long to make, I agreed.
They are exactly the same; coloured cat print on the front, paws on the back.

Table runners for Cancer fundraising.

My friend Louise is passionate about raising funds for the Cancer Council, as she has lost several friends to the disease.  She had a fundraising afternoon tea party last year which was so successful she decided to have another one this year.  I offered to make some patchwork items for her to raffle or auction to help make some more money.  I made a pink table runner and a smaller blue one.  Both were made using the "Ten Minute Table runner" technique.   As it was the first time I had tried this, it took a bit longer than ten minutes for the first one (the pink runner), but I can see when you've made a few of them, it probably would take less than 20 minutes to make one!

They didn't take long to go!

Tuesday, December 01, 2015

Christmas theme table runner completed.

Here is the runner I have made for an exchange on the Down To Earth forum.  I am so pleased to have finished the binding with neat mitred corners!  Should have started doing this a long time ago, but I don't feel like undoing all the binding on my previous quilts and redoing them properly.  Not now!