I also made a fabric bowl (to help test Donna’s class instructions) and I decided to make a Fall (with a twist) bowl. Fall leaves were appliquéd on and then I punched the color with turquoise (not your typical fall color but it did look good with the leaves).
Mary’s Fabric Bowl
It’s always fun to play with color and I love the unexpected color.
I saw this pattern on line and just had to make it. You can use different fabrics to make a seasonal leaf table topper. I used “Soft and Stable” instead of batting for the leaf shapes to give the leaves some “body”. I also used batik fabrics and picked colors that played well together. A walking foot is helpful when making this project. It helps to audition your fabric choice on the background leaf fabric. I was going to use the light green fabric for the back of the leaves and the dark green fabric for the top of the leaves. But I placed my fabrics on the dark green and the colors didn’t pop so I used the light green fabric for the top of the leaves.
I would like to make another table topper in fall colors. still thinking about fall and cooler weather.
Keep having fun sewing and quilting. Donna
I was looking for “quilt as you go” patterns on line and found this pattern. The finished table runner is about 9″ x 35″ – a narrow table runner but I had a spot in the house for it. Since it has been so hot this summer, I decided to make a fall table runner so I could think about cooler weather coming. After sewing together strip sets, you can quilt as you go using these strip sets. You can also make this pattern more scrappy than I did since I wanted to highlight the leaf fabric on the table runner. The directions were clear and easy to follow. Now I am ready for fall and cool weather. Keep having fun sewing and quilting. Donna
I had lots of fun picking out fabric for this spring Skinny Quilt featuring a yellow chick with bunny ears. Such a cute chick sitting on a pile of Easter eggs. I used fusible machine applique for the chick, eggs and grass. The finished quilt is about 14″ by 28″ – quick and fun to make. Happy Spring. Keep having fun sewing and quilting. Donna
Happy Thanksgiving. I thought that I would post a holiday quilt today. I hope that you enjoy the day with family and friends. The finished size is about 14″ x 28″. I made this quilt for the quilt shop owner who I work for. Her birthday is in November and she doesn’t have time to make seasonal quilted projects for her home. Thought she would like a little fall wallhanging for her home. I added 2 folded squares in the corner of the backing so that I could hang it using a cut down yardstick from Lowes. Keep having fun sewing and quilting. Donna