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

Saturday, November 19, 2016

A variety of projects.

I have made this table runner for the Avicultural Society Xmas raffle next week. I used what was left of the Aussie bird fabric that I used in the quilt for the society raffle last year.

Ken's niece mentioned recently that she is a Dog Person rather than a Cat Person, and I remembered that I had this scrap of doggie fabric in my stash. So this will be her Xmas present.

I finished the mediaeval fabric runner, but am not happy with it. I chose the yellow fabric for the border, thinking it would match the yellow tones in the feature fabric, but it doesn't do much for the runner at all. Somebody suggested I used lace to embellish it, so I put a row of lace with blue ribbon threaded through, down the middle. Then I added another lace to the border, trying to sew it between the front and the backing fabrics, but I stuffed up the corners and had to cut them. AAAAAGH what a mess! Oh well, the whole thing was just a way to used up some stash in a hurry, so it's not going anywhere out of this house. It will probably be folded up and put at the bottom of a pile of other experiments which never see the light of day! Do you have many any of those?

Hoping this project will be more successful than the runner. I bought this cute fabric at one of the stitches and craft shows a year or so ago. It can be used in several ways, making up a picture by joining up the individual owl groups, or making separate place mats, mug rugs, etc.

I chose to make up a picture using them all. Next thing is to add a border or two, and backing, and ta da! Another wall hanging.


Linda Steele said...

You've been very productive lately, I am sure the recipients will be very grateful. I love finding the perfect fabric in my stash, it would be a nuisance to have to go to the shop every time you needed a particular fabric.

Jane Galley said...

love the owls, very clever arrangement

Selina B said...

very nice!
you acquire some awesome fabrics!

thanx for sharing

Yesteryear Embroideries said...

Wow I love what you did with the owl picture! Just lovely! All of your pieces are lovely. As for the one with the yellow border, put it away for just a little while.......when you pull it out again, you might think if is perfect for a certain spot. I think it is cheerful and pretty!

Yesteryear Embroideries said...

Hello, just dropped by to see what you are creating and to see how you are. Have a great week!

Yesteryear Embroideries said...

Have a merry Christmas and wonderful New Year!