Sew, this weekend I have been working on my spring tablerunner. This is the tablerunner that I showed in my last post. I have been working from my Sizzlin Sixties book of patterns by Heather Mulder Peterson. Using the new fabric that arrived last week, Butterfields, my Garden Party pattern and a sixty degree triangle ruler; let the fiesta begin. First, I cut 2 strips from each 1/4 yard and three strips from the half yard of cream fabric. Now I would love to tell you the exact measurements but since this is not a pattern I designed and there are copyright issues you will just have to either figure it out yourself or buy the book! Sorry but dems de rules.... And just for the record, all of my customers that have bought this book and ruler have admitted to becoming addicted and can't stop at just one project. Perfect for using up all those pretty jelly rolls, I know I have made over half the projects in the book!! Anywho, I picked the colour pairs that I felt worked best and then the sewing and subcutting began.
After dinner today I started to sew the half hexagons into rows and then the top three rows together.
This project has been the perfect project for me, complex and challenging but finished in no time. I have been in a bit of a funk lately and I needed something to help me get my groove back. Running the shop, teaching classes and raising a family can keep me from doing alot of sewing and sometimes you need that special project that gives you a boost and leaves you craving more!!!
Especially when your seams come together like this, ahhhh perfection!