Wednesday, 16 March 2011

This and that

I have done some sewing, just no blogging. A couple of weekend ago I when to friends for a sew evening, I had planned on working on the guild BOMs from last year, but I didn't take enough background fabric with me. I still played with the blocks for a bit as it had been a long time since I had seem them.

Luckily I had taken along another project. Its Christmas in March. LOL. Over Christmas I decided that I needed new Christmas place mats that go with the table runner I received as part of SSCS a couple of years ago.

I made 6 of these. As I have a narrow table and the runner is quite wide I made these shorted than I normally would, but I had some old ones this size so I know they will work. I love the blue snowman fabric.

Last weekend I put the blocks form the BOM together, as I would have felt bad if I put it back with the UFO s.

I think I will add a border with the lighter of the blue fabrics, this is the only one, other than the background, that I started with more than a fat quarter. Will have to play as I'm not sure if I have enough fabric. I am liking the effect of the different corner stones.

I have also been a bit lucky and have receive two lovely parcels in the mail.
On the left is a pattern I won on Teresa blog. I still have to go and get the templates photo copied before I can start, but thing this will be a great hand sewing project.

On the right is a gift from Andrea for guessing how many hexagons were in a pile. I love the little bag and will need to keep it away from Little Miss. The card is very cute and I think the fabric is very me. I not sure what but know I will find a great project for it.

Thanks again to both of you.



Teresa said...

You have gotten quite a few projects done. Can't wait to see how you make the Welcome pattern!

StitchinByTheLake said...

I think a light blue border will be perfect for that! And I love your placemats...I need to make some spring ones. blessings, marlene