Sunday, 1 May 2011

Six More Sleeps

That’s right.  Only six more sleeps till our big adventure.

Today,on the sewing front, I should have been taking the hems up on these, ready to pack.

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But it was much more fun to be sewing this.

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Bec gave me some fabric scraps while we were at Nundle and I have made this lovely fresh table runner using a few spare layer cake fabrics.  I don’t know what the range is.  A couple of the fabrics, on their own, in a large piece, didn’t look that great, but in this mix they all work so well together.  Thanks for the gift, Bec.

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You may remember back here I was having some trouble with my quilting puckering. (I still haven’t finished it off – something to look forward to when I get back home in the depths of winter.) Well, Peg told me of a batting that is iron on, on both sides and kindly sent me a little sample to try.  Thanks so much, Peg.

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I was hoping for enough for a mug rug, but there was enough for this runner.  I love it.  It looks the same as cotton batting and is just a bit tacky on each side, not dotty like iron on pellon.  What a joy it was to quilt without needing any pinning at all.  I have some spray baste and I am guessing that the effect would be similar.  I’ll have to give it a go.

Anyway, I suppose I’d better get back to those hems.


Maria said...

Your table runner looks great. I would never be able to get my rows so straight.
Hope you got the jeans done.

Terry said...

Your runner is so pretty! I love the fusible batting and the spray basting too! Makes life so much easier! :0)

Chookyblue...... said...

nice runner.........have a fab time on your trip.........

Tracy said...

Your new table runner looks great. Quilting is much nicer than hemming.

Linda said...

Love the table runner..wonderful the way you quilted it!Have a great trip!!

Bec said...

It looks fantastic! This was pretty close to what I had planned to do with these fabrics; it was just one more project that didn't survive the cull! SO pleased you have used these....I found some more here and will post them to you.
I have been thinking that it won't be long till you leave; have a fantastic time!