Friday, 17 February 2017

{Another} Santa Claus Table Runner



You guessed it.... It's another Christmas themed project! This is my second time making the Santa Claus table runner. You can read all about the first one here.




The first one sat in my Etsy shop, for sale, for just over a year. And as soon as it sold.... I had someone making an inquiry as to whether I would be willing to make another. I don't normally like to take on custom orders, but couldn't resist!




I explained that I did not have the exact same fabrics to make this second runner. And chose fabrics from my stash to suit. So while this one is a little different from the original.... It's still just as cute. When it came time for quilting, I quilted with my walking foot in organic wavy lines across the width using Superior Threads' So Fine in grey on top and plain white Guetermann in the bobbin.




This fun little runner was made using Riley Blake's Apple of My Eye Stripe in red for Santa's rosy cheeks. The backing is Winter Garden by Susan Winget for Steele Creek Studio, which I found two years ago at Fabric.com. I fell in love with this print and bought it when it was on sale. I bought A LOT. It may seem like I should be out of this fabric by now... But there's more!






The binding matches the "belt" border. And I love the little yellow belt buckles!



This "Santa Claus" quilted table runner finished at 11" x 38"
and was the 19th use of my 2nd edition of 100 labels
ordered from Ikaprint.








Looking for a quick Christmas gift idea....
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Wednesday, 15 February 2017

Let's Bee Social #164

Welcome to the Let's Bee Social!








Today I'm going to take you for a trip down memory lane...

I am so excited to share this quilt made by Maureen. 




She emailed me.....

Hello Lorna, I am a member of the London Friendship Quilters' Guild and I bought the On Point Pattern from you at our meeting. I wanted to make a quilt for a new granddaughter and decided to use your pattern for it.  While looking through your patterns on your Etsy site, I saw the Wow-E pattern and knew it would be the right size for a baby quilt, so I used the On Point pattern for the star blocks , but used the Wow-E layout. I thought you might like to see a couple of pictures of my granddaughter's quilt.

Thank you very much for your great patterns,
Maureen





Isn't she adorable! And the quilt is simply stunning, too. I love the serpentine stitch Maureen chose for the quilting. Those wavy lines add a softening touch to the sharp points found in the star like blocks.

Thanks so much for sharing your photos and story with us, Maureen!!!




It was back in December of 2014 that I first shared the first Wow-E! quilt made using these blocks. I had a few fat quarters of solids that I felt really not very appealing. I am so drawn to the brighter colours and felt that these pieces had a washed out look to them. But paired together with some charcoal and silver against a snowy white background, they were rather lovely.





I did remake the blocks in a straight setting for a custom order so this was only the first quilt I shared back then. I took an indoor photo of my completed quilt and then decided to head outdoors for more photos. The photo below inspired me to remake these blocks once again.




After seeing the quilt draped on the door of our rustic well house, I wanted to make it in an on point setting. So I wrote a new pattern for these blocks and gave it a new name: On Point. You can read more about that in this post.

And so here was the finished new quilt made using the blocks in the on point setting. It was a rather windy day so the quilt behaved more like a sail on a ship, but this does help you to visualize just how it would look draped upon a bed, rather than hanging on a wall!






The On Point pattern is one that I had decided to provide in a printed format for sale at guild trunk shows, but you can find the pdf version for sale in my shop here.








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Tuesday, 14 February 2017

A little news.....

Announcing the winners of the Giveaway!


But first I want to thank all of you who left those kind words of congratulations and lovely compliments in the comments for the Hello There! It's Me! post.

So here are the winners.....



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Linda is the winner of the Quilty Planner's Dream.
Maureen is the winner of the Orange Peel Template Set and 4 FUN PATTERNS.Tanya is the winner of the Quilter's Patch book.
Christine is the winner of the First Blush Block of the Month book by It's Sew Emma Patterns.
Sarah is the winner of the 2 Sew Fresh Quilts PDF patterns.
And Tish was the bonus winner and is the recipient of a 10" stackers of Into the Garden and a copy of the pdf Teenie Weenie Bikini pattern.

Congratulations to all the winners, who have already been contacted by email, and thank you all so much for participating!


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