Thursday, August 05, 2010


Simple...


A little simplicity can go a long way. I am usually the type that lives by the motto- "MORE IS MORE." But lately I have been down sizing and going with the "less is more" theory. I saw the "small change" quilt over at Julie's site- http://www.barnquilter.blogspot.com/ and I had this stack of little strips that I had mistakenly cut for a log cabin block. It always helps if you read the directions. Anyway, I had this stack of 2"x3.5" strips... made a cute wallhanging. Eva liked it so much she made a longer version for a table runner for a wedding present for her cousin. Wish I had gotten a picture of it, it was so sweet. Anyway, I was inspired by Keryn over in Australia www.artfulsister.blogspot.com to try to make a feather filler with no filler- no bouncing or curlycues- just feathers. Hers were amazing- mine are pretty pathetic by comparison- but one has to start somewhere. I about got it figured out as I was finishing Eva's! Still needs lots of work, but it was fun trying something new.

The table runner is made from my modern Asian fabrics. I fussy cut the center flowers, but just made all the blocks alike- in two colors- the orange and the aqua. I did a diagonal stripe in the quilting- not too regular. And it looks nice on the buffet.

5 comments:

teelduo said...

Simly Loverly!!!!

Sarah N. said...

I am liking the orange background - very you!

I am going with the motto - Done is best!

Miss you!

Darcie said...

Oooh! Love the finishes...good for you! And Eva too. Your Sweet William will have to scout out some more fine sewing machines...pretty soon every child will need/want one!

Love and hugs!

Julie in the Barn said...

Great little coin quilt! Doncha love those little instant gratification projects. I haven't touched a needle in over a month. I'm beginning to get the urge but for now I'm content to just enjoy the waning days of summer with a good book and an iced tea.

ps:I wore one of those velcro things for almost a year. I had "grocery store checker" elbow. Couldn't even lift my morning mug of coffee. It eventually went away. Not the coffee, the bad elbow.

julieQ said...

Very pretty table runner! I just know it looks perfect on your buffet...and such a pretty little dollie quilt!