I finished the 4 placemats with the poinsettia and the Christmas balls on them and the tablerunner. The tablerunner is a new pattern. It is a little different but I think real cute. I think if I make the same tablerunner again I would make it longer.
I sit at night and sew the binding on by hand so it always takes me a while to finish things up.
The place mats were finished a while ago but I just completed the tablerunner and sent it to my sister Carole for her birthday. The placemats were a kit so I had to purchase more fabric for the table runner. She wanted something with flowers and I think this really did the trick.
I started a new Quilting Class today put on by two ladies who are prominent in the local Quilt Guild. We were to choose any pattern that we wanted to make for this course. I thought it was odd that we weren't all working on the same thing but it worked out really well. The instructors came around to see what we were doing and helped out with selection of fabric and cutting. Some of the ladies are new to quilting, they have only made one other quilt so they needed a lot of help.
I bought a book by Atkinson Design called "Confetti in the Corner". I am finding it quite challenging as they give you the general idea and then you have to decide how to lay out the blocks. The main block is made up of three blocks: Chip and Dip, Confetti and a centre square. Because I am make a sampler block lap quilt it was suggested that you purchase 8 fat quarters and then have a background colour and make the squares out of these colours. It is up to you how you set the blocks up once they are made.
I sat down tonight and did some colouring and decided how I would use my 8 different fabrics along with my background to come up with some sort of design.
Here are the fabrics I have chosen.
The background fabric above looks yellow but it is really a motled beige. I wanted a masculine quilt when I was finished. Hopefully I will post some squares as they are done.