Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Sherbert Stripes

Pin It Yesterday I put two quilts in the mail to Island Batik for fall market and.....then I decided to work on a quick and easy project. Actually I already had this pieced......I just needed to quilt it.

Tutorial is coming tomorrow!
Sherbert Stripes table runner at Freemotion by the River
I couldn't wait to take it outside on the deck by the flowers. Notice the deck floor......it still isn't sealed...sigh....I got the railings done before we started getting rain, the flooding, quilt deadlines. I really, really need to open up that huge 5 gallon can of sealer and.....get to work...ugh. It is a lot more fun to quilt!
Sherbert Stripes table runner on the deck
I finally got to sit down and do some quilting with the Glide thread that Dora Quilts is always talking about and......she is right......it is beautiful! She uses it in her treadle sewing machine for quilting. It has a little sheen to it, I used it in the top and bottom of my vintage 15-91 Singer that I quilt with.
closeup of quilting
I bought one to try out when I was at the Nolting long arm shop in Cedar Rapids, IA last week. You can also buy the thread online at Fil-Tec BobbinCentral and read more about it. After I quilted the entire table runner I still had thread left in the bobbin. I will definitely be buying more of this!
Glide thread
My table runner is 15 x 30 and believe it or not.....no batiks! I actually used fabrics that were in my stash or the scrap box. I used my Sizzix Big Shot and the Daisies Flower die.
Sherbert Stripes table runner on the deck
I love the soft pastel colors
Sherbert Stripes table runner on table
I used the green/blue blend on the back and the cute stripe for the binding.
Backing matches stripe on the front
I found this beautiful piece of fabric 2 years ago at a second hand store in Bonaparte, IA. I think I got 4 yards for just a couple dollars!
2007 fabric by Blank Textiles
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Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Linky Tuesday

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France from FranceNadeau showed us this beautiful mug rug made from recycled fabrics! Thanks so much for sharing and be sure and grab a featured button.

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Monday, July 28, 2014

July Designer Block

Pin It The summer is flying by and I almost forgot to make my Aurifil July 2014 Designer block. This one was created by Camille Roskelley and I made mine out of batiks.
Aurifil July Block at Freemotion by the River
I have plenty of this fat quarter bundle to finish all 12 blocks.
Fat Quarter bundle of batiks from Fat Quarter Shop
Here are all 7 blocks that I have made so far
Aurifil Designer 2014  Blocks at Freemotion by the River
Jacquelynne Steves has a beautiful new line of fabrics called Peaceful Pastimes coming out! You can read more about it on her blog here. There is a panel with kittens on it that is cute!


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