Saturday, September 19, 2009

Can You Believe It?

I actually SEWED something!  My Aunt’s birthday is coming up this week and I’ve been working on this tablerunner for what seems like forever.  I’m not happy with the quilting, but I did learn something from it, so it’s not all bad.

I did some feathered wreaths in the centre which I thought turned out quite nice.

Auntie's Tablerunner 005

Problem is, you can’t see them on the overall finish.  After I had done these wreaths, I didn’t have a clue what to do with the rest of the background, so I ‘kind of’ echoed the outside of the feathers – and not very well either.

Auntie's Tablerunner 006

See all those little paw prints on my table?  Here is the culprit.

Mollie 008

She looks so innocent, doesn’t she – don’t let that look fool you, she’s full of mischief.  However, all is forgiven as she likes to sew and curls up on any fabric that happens to be lying on my table.

Yesterday a friend and I did a shop hop of 3 Niagara area quilt stores.  The give-away at each store was extremely generous and we had a nice day. 

I’m proud to report I only bought one – yes, one – kit and when another girlfriend came over today for a sew day, I actually got the top finished.

Christmas Flannel 008

I could let you think I am a sewing whiz, but it was a flannel panel and I only had to add the two borders. 

Christmas Flannel 011

It’s one of the nicer panels I’ve seen lately and a nice size.  I find so many of them are long and narrow and just don’t look right.

Leo is away fishing this weekend so I don’t have any meals to cook.  I should, however, tackle the mound of laundry that seems to reproduce at almost the same rate as my fabric stash!


Deb said...

Nice work Irene, both are pretty. And that little kitten is just gorgeous!

Vicki W said...

Your feathers are perfect!

SandyQuilts said...

Oh it turned out too pretty. I inspected your echo and it's PERFECT. Auntie will love it. LOL

Molly is innocent ... I'll be her lawyer anytime.

Hey our internet was out all day ...

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

I've always considered my laundry as
Mount Never-rest.

Suzan said...

Very pretty runner and the feather circle is beautiful.