Monday, March 14, 2011

Project Number One - Table Runner

Good morning! I am finally back with some of my projects I did with my sister-in-law Beth. She is absolutely amazing, and I learned soooooooooo much from her.  I am now sewing with much more confidence and, if I do say so myself, turning out much nicer looking projects!

I will do several posts this week to show you all the neat projects we did. First up is the table runner. I purchased it as a kit at a quilt show a few months ago, and it was one of those patterns that I really couldn't understand very well. Beth helped me through it and here is the result:

I used some of the neat decorative stitches on my sewing machine, along with some multi-colored thread, and added some cute detail to it:

After completing it, I liked it so much I decided to make a second one for my Mom.

Again we added some cute detailing stitches:

And to pretty it up even more, Beth added a ribbon tassel at either end:

You can tell from the photos that I didn't put that on mine, as my kittens would have it destroyed in no time... LOL!

Tomorrow's installment will be some tote bags we made with some plastic mesh and fabric.  Hope to see you then!


glor said...

Oh my gosh ... these table runners are fabulous! What great, perfect stitching and the fabrics are incredible. Talk about happy. You mom will love this.

becky said...

Great job! The pictures don't do them justice, the fabric selections were perfect!