I had a specific project in mind - I wanted to finish a table top for my Roomie (Julie) from my school reunion (see post here). You see, we got talking after dinner on the Saturday night and we found that we shared an interest in beading, but Julie was unable to continue with it because of her hands. Julie asked me if I would like a few beads that she didn't want any more, and of course I said yes. Well, the package that arrived had me in AWE!!! It was the most wonderful selection of beads and I spent about 2 hours going through them all and imagining the things I could make with them.
I agreed to make her a table runner in return - Julie regularly has friends over for 'feasts' and she likes to place her dishes in the middle of the table so that everyone can help themselves ;-)
Her request was for bright and colourful ;-) I started with a partially finished top made with HSTs from the Rainbow Charm Swap, took off the bottom row, rearranged it and placed it on the top row to give the top a more uniform flow.
Then I auditioned a few backgrounds
I finally settled on this background from Cynthia's Ark - Bamboo Fabric
attaching the binding - a most satisfying step
a nice neat corner
now, what is wrong with the following piccie :( something is missing and I am not talking about the light :)
I will see if anyone notices and leaves a comment ;-) (problem now solvered ;-))
EDITED: yes, in my haste I missed a few rows of quilting on the right hand side, so I had to undo the binding, quilt the last 6 diagonal rows and re-attach the binding.
double sided delight
finished table topper measures approx 1 metre by 80 cm - Julie has a big table ;-)
EDITED: Julie has since let me know that it has arrived and she loves it ;-)
I really enjoyed FAwF this time - after spending so much time this last two weeks at TAFE and doing homework on the computer, it was soooo nice to get back in the sewing room ;-)
So this counts for another Finish for 2013 ;-)
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Remember, any day doing something you love makes it a good day ;-)
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