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Thursday, May 2, 2013

The table runner swap...

Using 'free' Wifi has meant that sometimes I haven't been able to catch up on the reading of blogs that I follow because sometimes there is a data limitation. But where we are at Wanaka, my darling DH has bought an incredible amount of 1 gigabyte for the 4 nights we are staying here. So I've had a great time catching up with reading blog posts. So now I know that Sue over at Quilted Hugs has received the parcel that I sent her last Friday. 
It was for the Table runner swap...we had to make a runner, using  charm squares. I had some Amelia (by Moda) charm squares that I decided to use. When I signed up for this swap, I added a number of ideas to my Pinterest Sewing Board...and I eventually chose one after a lot of deliberation. It didn't link to a tutorial so I had to work out how to replicate it :-) I cut some dotty charm squares into four and sewed them to the corner of 4 coordinating squares. Then I sewed them together in groups of four thus getting a dotty square in the middle.  
I had a jelly roll of the same collection that I used 4 strips from, to make the binding. It was fun to make and I plan to use the jelly roll plus the left over charm squares to make something else...perhaps a cushion. 



8 comments:

Susan said...

That fabric is lovely - the runner looks gorgeous.

retdairyqueen said...

Gorgeous Iam enjoying your trip xx

shez said...

gorgeous runner Maria no wonder Sue is so happy,lovely colours.xx

Maria said...

Love the fabrics you used in your table runner..

Anthea said...

Wow Maria, this is a gorgeous table runner,fabulous fabrics and you did a great job designing it yourself!! Great job, it will be well-loved I'm sure x

Kayly said...

Beautiful table runner, and
thank goodness for thoughtful DHs.

creations.1 said...

You have done a great job of 'designing' the table runner - so pretty. Enjoying your posts re your trip also!

allotmentadventureswithjean said...

Beautiful runner Maria. And what a wonderful quilting shop you discovered. Pleased to read how much you are enjoying your trip.