20 October 2011

Work In Progress

Hello There!
Just wondering if you are taking part in any of the wonderful swaps going on at the moment?
I love swaps... they're a great fun way to make friendships & be inspired by the amazing creativity of others. I'm in the SHG Table runner/ Wall hanging swap & Pretty {little} pouch swap & here are a few of the wonderful things swapees have made:
1. PLPSRnd 3 (16), 2. Finished PLPS, 3. Brit Swap Pillow 1..., 4. MCTR progress, 5. Tablerunner Progress, 6. closed, 7. Patchwork Pouch, 8. Christmas table runner top pieced..., 9. Getting started on P{l}P 3
Aren't they fantastic!
For my SHG Table Runner/Wall Hanging Swap partner I wanted to try something new & found inspiration in my calender:

so, after numerous drawings

I've come up with this... its a reversible table runner (or maybe table topper might be a better description)...
What do you think? The fabric is Heather Bailey's Hop Dot from her Nicey Jane collection purchased here. I have machine quilted the back (or front if you like)
I will hand quilt the front & was thinking of binding it with Hugs and Kisses in wine from Anna Maria Horner's Loulouthi collection...
I'd love to know what you all think.... I'm really enjoying making this, but if you have any thoughts on how to finish it I'd love to hear them..
Hope you all get lots of sewing done to-day & have a lovely day!


  1. love the colours Karen, just shows you can find ideas anywhere.

  2. I think it looks absolutely fab. I love the colors/fabrics and how you've oriented them. It looks great!

  3. Oh cool, love it! Great colour combos, and love the argyle pattern

  4. Diamonds always look way more complicated than they are! Love it!

  5. Aw thanks for choosing my table runner Karen :)
    (And a pouch made from my pattern too tee hee)

    I think your ideas look fab! I really like the pop of colour in the binding you've chosen.

  6. This is looking great K! Keep going! Jxo

  7. Looks great, I can't wait to see how it turns out!

  8. Love the colours you have chosen for your runner. I have no idea how to quilt it. That is usually the part I struggle with most.