I learned something new this week. Turns out, you need to clean steam irons.
My iron is working much better now. (Thanks Mom.)
I ordered a charm pack of Buttercup fabrics from Fig Tree with the intention of making a table runner, which I did. I'm finishing up the binding now and will post a picture when I'm done. I used the leftover scraps to make this second table runner rather impromptu, and it turns out, I think I like it even better than the original one! Funny how that sometimes works.
It is simple pieced squares and floral border from the Fresh Cotton Fig Tree line. I jazzed up the back just a smidge.
I bought the pink polka dot to bind the original runner, but decided to use it here instead. I liked the way it framed the pretty floral border. I did a quick machine quilting with a tight stiple.
For now, it has found a home on this little cabinet.
At least for another few days until I finally get around to packing up these Easter decorations (ha!) and replacing them with the fall decor. (I got a little behind this summer!!)
I guess I'm in the mood for runners, because I also started this fun little quickie. This, from the girl who positively hates Halloween. I know. That adorable candy corn fabric totally won me over.
The halloween runner will have to stay quick and easy because I just got these little yummies in the mail and I need to get hopping. They are for a project with a quickly approaching deadline. Good thing I have a little time on my hands this week, although I probably should be careful about mentioning that. The other night when I bragged to my husband about having a few "free" hours to sew, our three year old flooded the bathroom. Things have a way of robbing sewing time around here. :-)