In the last few weeks I have been enjoying some sewing time. The projects have been simple which is what I like best. First was the project of making a quilt for Sarah's high school graduation.
February 20, 2016
What a wonderful day. The sun was shining, the temperature was in the 50's and I was able to spend time with a special friend while making new friends.
Last week as I was wondering around Pinterest, I came across a picture of a quilt that I fell in love with. It was done in only two fabrics. As I took a closer look, I began to realize that it was a version of "Jacob's Ladder". There were only two blocks--one was a 4-patch and the other was a half square triangle. The design was created by the placement of the pieces and by the color. I found some fabric and set about to try the pattern. I ended up making a piece about 28 inches square. I am hoping to make it into a wall hanging but it could also be used as a table topper. Some day I would like to make a larger quilt using this pattern.
February 17, 2016
I have been taking some time to do some sewing/quilting. One of the things I enjoy making is placemats for my table. I love bright, colorful mats that help protect the table as well as creating a "happy, fun" table setting. Our table is a 36" round oak table with two 12" leaves. I have never liked trying to use rectangle placemats on a round table so I designed my own pattern. With one leaf added, the table top measures 36" x 48". So a rectangle placemat works perfectly on each side. These are the pictures of the three sets I have made so far.
On this page I hope to share projects that I have made.
Maddie's Birthday Placemat
October 2, 2014
I have been enjoying some time with my sewing machine and some fabric. Table runners for Christmas have been my focus.