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Saturday, July 14, 2012

"Owl Table Runner and "Honey, I shrunk the Garden."

Hello,

Well Friday 13th turned out to be a lucky day for sewing. Friday-Night-Sew-In happens during the day here at Kainga.

I used a free  machine embroidery design which I have saved on my computer. Sorry can't remember who it is from, I just checked out the paperwork that comes with it and there is no name. Anyway I had purchased some owl fabric at Spotlight a while back. They put some lovely fabrics where you wait to pay of course!!!! So a owl table runner was planned for the sew-in.

"Owl Table Runner."

I used bright pink homespun for the backing and border. I am not sure if I will keep this or it will be a present for someone. Decisions, decisions.

Seeing it was the 13th I decided to tackle something that has been staring at me every time I enter the sewing room. After all I had started this back in either February or March and it went no further, so working on it was like tackling a mountain. It was now or never type thing.

"Spring Garden squares ready to be sewn."



I had ironed the squares onto the Quilter's Grid pellon and some had come apart from the pellon. So I cleared the table and put a ironing mat under neath it. I found the Rajah Pressing Cloth and counted to ten and got them all back in place.

Ten or twenty more deep breaths and went to the sewing machine. I soon worked out to get out the extension table from another sewing machine to hold it up which made is so much easier to sew.

"Spring Garden top."



Half an hour later my garden has shrunk. Friday evening was spent drawing and cutting the shapes to go onto the top. A project for the coming week.

Happy days and have a wonderful weekend.
Bev C


24 comments:

Maria said...

Love your Owl Table Runnr and your Grandma's garden.
Two lovely projects for FNSI...

marina said...

your spring garden block looks great, well done for conquering that obstacle.
Looks very interesting.
The owls are cute too.

Melody said...

Beautiful sewing on show here.

Jeanette said...

Love the owl table runner. My daughter will be so jealous. My FNSI projects were all owl things for her. Your garden block is lovely. Hugs,

Cheryll said...

Your FNSI was certainly successful Bev. Love the owls and the runner... so cute.
Owls are a fav right now...I just purchased some owls with some brights for a new quilt.
Love the garden too... just like a breath of spring. :)

Karen said...

A very productive Friday night. The owls are sweet and I love the way the flower garden has turned out.

Michelle said...

1lliipu
Cute table runner... but I love the garden block...:O)

Anthea said...

Bev the runner is just darling, something quirky for the table. The quilt is gorgeous too, well done...

shez said...

wow Bev love your owl table runner its gorgeous,what a productive FNSI you had,well done.xx

Margaret said...

Grandma
s garden is site to make for happy eyes, and like your owls they all have a personality of their own.

Tarnyia said...

Very cute owls you have Bev xxx

retdairyqueen said...

Oh I do love your owl table runner
The pink (my fav colour) sets it off beautifully

Lynda said...

What a great sew in for you.

Vickie said...

way to go Bev and wesome effort well done..your garden looks gorgeous,cheers Vickie

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

So cute Bev! And I love the quilt top...sometimes if something stares at us long enough we feel more inspired to pick it up...good job!

Pauline said...

I'd say a spring garden would be the ideal project for this time of year. It looks so pretty and fresh and would chase away any winter weather blues.

Fiona said...

how cute are those owls.... and I just love your spring garden... just like a real garden full of the chaos of colour.... awesome...
Hugz

Jennifer W. said...

The owls are so cute!! But that garden block...wow! Great FNSI!

Charlie and Wendy said...

Lovely projects, the garden quilt looks really effective. I'm looking forward to seeing the next step.

Terriaw said...

Fun projects! Your owl table runner is so adorable. I love the sashing/border fabric you used. And your spring garden project is gorgeous! How nice to have such a productive sew-in.

O'faigh said...

Hello Bev, enjoyed seeing your Colourwash quilt.......lovely owl table runner...Hugs, O'faigh

Sharon said...

The garden quilt is SO pretty and the owl table runner is just too cute!

Terry said...

I love your little garden quilt already! I can't wait to see what you add to it! :0)

Jessica said...

Is a very lovely table runner, so cute the owls in it :)

Hugs