Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Back to sewing!

Just got done making this table runner "Square Meal" by Atkinson Designs. I really like it, but I'm giving it to one of my sister's-in-law that just moved into a new home. I hope the colors match well with hers. She has a wonderful long dinning table that it will fit on better than my small square kitchen table.

Had a little trouble at first following the pattern, but when I did exactly as the pattern said, it went smoother! I don't like cutting all my pieces out first. I'd rather cut, iron, sew, iron, and cut again. Why that is? Don't know. Probably because it started that way, so is a habit. I had trouble at first with the cut lenth not fitting right after sewing the first 9 square! So had to recut for that; and then got my 1/4" correct and away I went!!!

I used Windham's Clara Barton Collection material. It's so unique. Clara Barton (1821-1912) was known as the "Angel of the Battlefield" for her efforts in nursing care during the Civil War. She was instrumental in bringing the Red Cross to America and served as its president for 22 years.

Already have a Halloween table top started for myself, and on that I am changing the pattern! Duh! It was was to big for my table, so, down sizing it a little, you'll see pictures when done. Also have another project started for Christmas presents. Will get pictures of them soon too.


g said...

Such talent...looks beautiful. (Wonder why they include instructions, huh...hahah)

Far Side of Fifty said...

Instructions?? You have to follow them..and measure all in the same project..see why I am a non sewer? Your sister in law should just love it! It is beautiful! :)

Jewel said...

very pretty

Growing Up A Country Girl said...

It is beautiful....very nice! That special person will be very pleased - does she know yet?

City girl turned Country Girl said...

I am so not a sewer!! But you are a good one!! I'm sure your SIL will love it!!