Saturday, March 2, 2013

FAwF/FNwF - show and tell - UPDATED

I had an excellent result for my FAwF (Friday Arvo with Friends)  finishing up around 8pm - in time for Mr Fixit coming home with Fish and Chips for tea ;-)

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.

Table Runner

Then I auditioned a few backgrounds
Table Runner
I finally settled on this background from Cynthia's Ark - Bamboo Fabric
Table Runner

attaching the binding - a most satisfying step
Table Runner

a nice neat corner
Table Runner

now, what is wrong with the following piccie :(  something is missing and I am not talking about the light :)
Table Runner
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.
Table Runner

double sided delight
Table Runner

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  ;-)


Thank you for visiting my blog today - I hope you have a good day.
Remember, any day doing something you love makes it a good day ;-)

Doing what you like is freedom. Liking what you do is happiness.

16 comments:

  1. Hi Cathy,
    Great finish on your projects. FNwF's is
    wonderful as it really inspires you to
    make some time for yourself. How were the
    fish and chips?
    Cheers, Anita.

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  2. It looks wonderful anyway... but did you forget to quilt it??? or is that just a light trick? Looks great though!

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  3. It's beautiful Cathy! I love the bright colours.

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  4. Great topper. I like the bright side but I just love the backing fabric. The way it looks like a pieced quilt is fabulous. I can't see anything wrong with it except that maybe it needs a label.

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  5. Well spotted Cheryll!!! It was only looking at the photo, that I realised what I had done - or rather not done!
    I got interrupted with a phone call, and missed the last 5 rows of the cross hatch on the right hand side (in the photo) - so I had to unpick the binding, do the cross hatch, then re-attach the binding ;-)
    that will teach me for being in a rush to finish before Mr Fixit got home with the tea ;-)

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  6. I love the fresh modern colours, I am planning a quilt in a similar style using two charm packs in the new marmalade range, its a great pattern.

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  7. I love the double sided feature of your mat. Looks brilliant.

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  8. Beautiful runner, I'm sure she'll love the bright colors you used.

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  9. LOL! I couldn't pick what was wrong until reading Cheryl's comment. I love the colours.

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  10. Nice bright colours Cathy....love them with the white! I'm sure it will be treasured! Great time spent at FNWF, that's for sure!
    xox sugary hugs
    Wendy :O)

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  11. I love your quilt. The colours are just lovely.

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  12. Such a lovely table runner. Well done

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  13. The table runner is great and even better that it's double sided maybe change be changed with the seasons, also love the saying at the end.

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  14. Nice bold sriking colours & pattern. Love the backing fabric too.

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  15. ps. I'm studying at TAFESA too, it's an interesting challenge study time & sewing time... but worth it.
    Good Luck!

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