Wednesday, September 9, 2015

New Table Runner

I wanted a fall table runner for my coffee table so I used an old faithful pattern called Avian Table Topper that I found on   That has to been one of my favourite sites to find patterns.

The first time I made this I used birds for the center of the squares, (which the pattern called for) but since I wanted it to be a fall runner I used fabric that I purchased in Tallahassee last January.  The squares are fall leaves in all different colours and the inner and outer borders are fall leaves and pumpkins.

Today it feels like fall here so it was a good day to finish this.


Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Placemats for my Brother

I will be going back to Tallahassee Florida in January for my brother's 80th birthday so I thought I would make him some placemats this year.  Last year I took him a quilt for his bed.  I found a pattern on but I changed the placement of the flying geese units to make a Dutchman's puzzle.  

I wanted something masculine and it is hard to find fabric that doesn't have flowers somewhere in the design.  I had this in my stash and had bought it just because I liked it.  I'm sure glad because it came in handy for these.