Friday, 4 December 2009

Did, Done and Yet to Do

Drum roll please..................I present the finished table runner (well actually I'm lying again - the binding wasn't stitched down at the back when I took this photo).

I'm quite pleased with the result. I just hope it goes down well at Christmas, as much as a handmade gift as a table runner. Don't look too closely at the first photo - I know the centre doesn't line up very well.

The light blue fabric is from a pair of linen mix summer trousers and the rest is mainly from a pile of 4" squares I bought from ebay. I did have a slight hiccough when I made the first try at binding and it was too narrow. Instead of looking up instructions in one of my many quilting books, I 'thought' I remembered what the width should be. This one's a bit too wide but at least it covers the edge - the widest bit is on the back which I haven't photographed! I did consult a book for the corner mitres and I was pleased with the result of those.
Lastly: A few things I'm looking forward to -
Two whole weeks off work over Christmas and the New Year
A week with no OH at home in Jan and/or March while he goes skiing
A weekend singing course here next March
And a week in a cottage in Cornwall in July
Bye for now
Teresa x


Caroline said...

I love your table runner - the colours are lovely - and Broadway is one of my favourite places. I grew up near there and honeymooned there - it's beautiful!

A Time for Stitching said...

Thank you for your comment Caroline. I'm looking forward to the weekend away and hopefully will get chance to explore the area a bit too. Teresa x