Kainga, where Roses bloom, life is lived at a gentler pace.Living Simply, doing all those good things like stitching, gardening, cooking and reading.

Saturday, February 20, 2016

"Friday Night Sew In" 365 quilt and a Sunflower Tablecloth completed."

Hello,

Last night I joined in Friday Night Sew In hosted by Wendy. After seeing Nat's great circle quilt on her blog and a bit of prompting by Nat I started a new quilting project.


My 365 circle quilt.I have chosen to use up lots of calico and homespun in cream and white for the main fabric. These are cut into 4 inch squares. My template for the circles comes from the top of the ironing aid spray can. I am using easy fix to attach the circles to the fabric and will stitch them on by hand with buttonhole stitch. A great project to work on every now and again.


A while ago I was given this sunflower fabric and matching brown fabric and told to make something with them, the person purchased the fabric from Good Sammy's. The sunflower fabric was already cut up into the not quite squares. One side was 1/4 inch shorter than the other. Not worth worrying about cutting off. I added the sashing from the brown fabric and joined them.


 The plan was to make this into a tablecloth  so I used pellon for the wadding. As the owner loves gardening I purchased two sets of garden embroidery designs from Kreative Kiwi. These were stitched so that each person sitting at the table would have a design facing them.


In the two central blocks I stitched two different quilting designs. I used Robinson Anton threads to do the machine embroidery. I added the brown wire fence fabric for the binding and used a little piece in the backing as there wasn't quite enough of the brown fabric.

It certainly feels good to have finished the tablecloth and it has been delivered to the owner. That's one less bag of fabric in the sewing room.

Enjoy the rest of the weekend.

Happy days.
Bev C




16 comments:

Maria said...

Enjoy making your circle quilt.....
I am sure your friend will love her sunflower table cloth. Great finish.

shez said...

Hi Bev well done ,your projects are wonderful ,your friend will love her table cloth,i hope you have a lovely weekend my friend xx

KimM said...

Oooo.....circles - that looks quit challenging. It would take me a lot of practice to get them to look right.
Hugs
xxx

Shasta Matova said...

Welcome to Circle 365! They are a lot of fun to make and quite addictive. You will see quite a number of people who are also making them.

Karen's Korner said...

A lovely cheerful tablecloth. I have been toying up with doing the 365 circles and now seeing yours that is going to be my next project.

Julie said...

Thats amazing what you did with the sunflower fabric Bev ... I think the tablecloth is just perfect for a gardening friend. Your circles will be quite therapeutic to blanket stitch around I feel.

sharon said...

I also spent Friday with a group of quilters, sharing our projects and giving each other inspiration and encouragement. So nice to know my blogger friend on the other side of the planet found the same satisfying hours as I on the same day. Lovely work, Bev. Thanks for sharing and good luck with the circle project!

Michelle Ridgway said...

I love a scrappy project with circles. It's great to use up and even highlight fabrics. You did a great job on your happy sunflowers🌻🌻🌻🌻

Mrs Knitaddict said...

My dear Bev! I kept son long away and missing your beautiful Blog.
Your magic sewing and your veggies and flowers. So many inspiring things.
Thanks for been there. Love, Dolly

Karen S said...

Great result with the tablecloth. The designs look lovely on each section. And good luck with your circles.

Terri said...

I find it's always nice to have a project cut and ready when you find a few extra minutes to sew. Great sunflower project for a friend! Looks like you enjoyed a successful Friday Night Sew-in. Fun!

marina said...

The circle project will be fun to work on.
Great work on the tablecloth, good idea with the embroideries too.
Well done

Lin said...

Your circles look like a great project - are they all different? I love the sunflower fabric and you have made a great job of using it. xx

Kim said...

The circle quilt sounds amazing. I look forward to seeing the progress. The sunflower tablecloth turned out beautifully. Another finished pretty you can cross off your list.

Marie said...

Your circles look great. I've been watching other bloggers as they move through this project and it's a wonderful quilting journey (and journal!). Have fun with it.

Mylene said...

That sunflower fabric looks beautiful!
Goodluck on the circle quilt!