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Tuesday, April 29, 2014

placemats to go with five layer salad tablerunner

 Here are the 2 placemats I made to go with the tablerunner in the last post...
 I love these colorful fabrics....
 AND these are so easy to make...no binding...just sew 3 layers, turn and topstitch around edge.
I will be making some more....maybe with hexies!
 Here is another hexie project I started....
I like to sew each hexie separately....not sure what this will be....just playing!
I make little hexies at my Tuesday bee group when I don't have another project to sew....
I use plastic templates (photo of plastics on instagram of the plastics beside the project).
Smiles and hugs....Caryl

Linking to Connie Linky Tuesday at Freemotion by the River
Also linking with finish it up Friday with Amanda Jean.

Thursday, April 24, 2014

five layer salad tablerunner

 I started this project last month with the idea that I wanted to sew black and white strips together!!
 So I went searching online and in my books and quickly I came upon the book "Let's Do Lunch"  I found a pattern called "Seven Layer Salad" and I knew that I could adapt my black and white idea to this pattern.  I used jelly roll strips and made five sections....thus the name I call it!
 I used Pat Sloan's batik fabric because I wanted something bright and colorful for my table.
 Here is another photo...this photo with flash and my new plant in the middle!
I have previously posted photos of this progress on instagram.  I had decided at first just to quilt the centers of each group of three....but that wasn't enough so I just did wavy lines down the middle of each strip.  I am happy with this little tablerunner and am making placemats to match.
The measurements are 16 x 31½.
 Smiles and hugs....Caryl

Linking with Kelly at My Quilt Infatuation and finish it up Friday with crazymom quilts.
Linked with facebook group Quilt Along with Pat Sloan.

Saturday, April 5, 2014

5 by 5 dark red mini

 Here is a tabletopper using the same design as a previous mini I made using squares and 4 patches.
 It started as this in February using the same fabric in the square as in 2 of the 4 patch colors.
 I drew out a plan of machine quilting to have a step by step to follow.
For the border I used a curvy line #4 on my Bernina and 2 by 2.
This is very fun and easy and I am using up older fabric and mixing with newer fabrics.
Will link to finish it up Friday....I finished this yesterday.
Be creative every day....life is short!
Smiles and hugs....Caryl

I am adding this post to Linky Tuesday at Freemotion by the River