Saturday, August 28, 2010

Sewing and quilting

I am having a Hazelnut Hill open house in early November so I have been sewing like crazy. I have received quite a bit of interest in quilted items other than purses and totes so for the past few days I have been making table mats.

This one is quilted and now just needs to be bound. I found a fat quarter of the orange floral last weekend and  fell in love! I love the shade of orange and for some reason it just said "fall" to me.  I had the other fabrics in my stash. I am pleased with the quilting - especially the feathers. I just need to trim, bind and get into the washer & dryer.

This one is sandwiched and ready to be quilted. Yes, I cheat and spray baste. I really dislike having to unpin as I quilt. I purchased only the gold basket weave fabric and the orange fabric. I love using stash!

A couple of months ago I picked up a charm pack of Rouenneries from French General. I love the colors but had absolutely no idea what I was going to do with just 1 charm pack. (For the life of me I don't know why I only picked up one!) I decided to make a table runner.  The quilting on this one isn't anything to write home to  granny about but it is finished - totally - and that makes me happy. It will probably end up on my dining room table.

We stopped in at Burkholder's Fabric yesterday and I picked up some really pretty autumn "flavored" fabrics that will be more table runners. Those I will sell. I have flimsies of 6 Christmas table runners that just need to be quilted. Good thing I am in the mood to sew!

Hope you are having a great weekend. The weather here in southeastern Pennsylvania is just about perfect!


  1. YEA its not cheating ,I spray paste to and love the stuff .
    Very pretty things you have made i really like the colors in that quilt .Did you hand quilt or machine .

  2. Oh I really like these table mats - I have been on an orange fabric buying kick lately and had not seen these.... yummy!!!

  3. beautiful Suzan! i especially love the Rouenneries one. Can you share the pattern?? always looking for more charm pack patterns.

  4. It sounds like you're going to be very busy. I love way you put the French General table runner together.

  5. Sauders is having or about to have a sale... (I deleted the flyer - I don't need the temptation.)


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