Wednesday, January 3, 2024

Happy New Year

Hello Friends! Happy 2024 to you and yours!

So much has happened in life since my last post, good and bad, that I've decided to take my mothers old saying " pull up your britches and get moving "as my 2024 mantra and try not to dwell so much on things I can't control.

In between life interruptions I did stay busy sewing new items for my Etsy shop.

Turkey Feathers Table Runner

I used several fall colored fabrics from Lori Holt's Shabby collection from my stash to make this table runner. I cut the colored scraps into 2.5 inch squares and the background scraps into 2.5 x 4.5 inch rectangles to make 2 x 4 finished flying geese units using the stitch-n-flip method.

Flying Geese

I was able to make 42 units and arranged them in a 3 x 4 layout, adding 1.5 inch borders surrounding the flying geese.

I love adding embroidery to my quilt projects and believed the turkey feather applique design from Hug-A-Bug was the perfect design to complement the flying geese unit. 

Fall Flying Geese Table Runner with Embroidery

The finished table runner measures 15 x 51 inches.

Strippy Forest

One of my favorite Christmas Tree quilt patterns is Strippy Forest from Gudron Erla (G E Designs) book Stripology Mixology.  The book is full of cute patterns and awesome cocktail drink recipes.

Strippy Forest is a quick and easy pattern, perfect for Honey Bun precut fabric bundles. I've made several table runners using this pattern over the past couple of years. It's a great design when you want a blank center with patchwork so that you can easily add a floral arrangement or other decor as a centerpiece for your table.

For my 2023 version I used Jolly Good Holiday Christmas fabric by Basic Grey for Moda Fabrics.

Strippy Forest Quilted Table Runner

T is for Tree

I made a quilted table topper/wall hanging similar to the Strippy Forest table runner using machine embroidery. The topper layout was inspired by Primrose Cottage "T is for Tree" quilt pattern.  I used scraps from the Farmhouse Christmas fabric collection for Riley Blake.The tree design was purchased from Hug-a-Bug applique.

Christmas Tree Quilted Table Runner with Embroidery

Christmas Tree Quilted Table Runner with Embroidery

Happy New Year and blessing to all!

Until next time...craft the life you love❣


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