Friday, 30 December 2011

Table runners

I like making table runners, they are small, quick to make and use up all those lovely charm packs i seem to be addicted to buying. I seem to go through phases of making big stuff then small stuff etc. I have just finished a huge quilt, almost king sized so now is the time to go back to table runners. Here are some pics of ones i have made in the past, its always nice to see old friends again.

The one above is one of my favourites, the pattern is from Heather Mulder Petersons Little charmers series of patterns. I love these patterns but they are quite difficult to get in the UK. The fabric is a pack from the African Fabric shop, I love the colours and thought they went so well with this pattern and were great to work with.

 For the life of me i cant remember what this fabric was but it has an Indian inspiration, very rich, another great pattern from Heather Mulder Petersons Little charmers series of patterns!

Yep you guessed it, another Heather Bailey Mulders Simply charming pattern. This one is called Tilta whirl, the fabic was a fat eigth pack i got at the Birmingham quilt show, all i had to add was the dark blue, i do love the blue/pink combo, as with all my table runners this one was sold at the church sale of work to raise funds for the church.

mmmm hmmm its Heather Mulder Petersons Little charmers series of patterns again! This was a charm pack i bought years ago, could never decide what to do with it, its very bold, but I thought the larger sized blocks in this runner suited it very well, its bold its fresh and it makes me smile, what more could you ask for!

Thursday, 29 December 2011

This weeks Farmers wife

I have been a bit of a lazy mare these past few weeks with pecious little quilting being done. Well a bit of ill health for an excuse.
I decided to get my act together for the Farmers wife quilt, i printed out all the templates and glued them to cardboard (the amazon wrapping was great for this, i seem to have been order a lot from amazon recently :o) so i cut them all out, organised them, I am a librarian remember! and so now am all set to stonk through the rest of the squares, well thats the theory anyway, along with all the other quilting which needs doing.
So here are the latest two.