Monday, October 1, 2012

Boo To You Table Runner

I've been potty training my son this week.  He's doing great with no accidents since the day we started!  Yay for him!  But we've kind of been cooped up in the house during this time (we're going to start some short outings next week to practice with public potties).  So I took a "me day" on Saturday, packed up some scraps from the Halloween Quilt, and headed to my mom's house to camp out in her sewing room.  And this Halloween table runner is the product of that!

Halloween Table Runner

It was all improv piecing.  Which took a lot longer than I thought it would.  But I am very happy with the finished product.

Halloween Table Runner

I ended up with a little runner that is the perfect size for my table so that a certain small person's little hands can't grab it while we're eating dinner.  It sits squarely in the center of the table with space all around it for dishes and food and all the other dinner paraphernalia (and also the all-impotant CANDY CORN!).

Halloween Table Runner

The really fun part was trying out FMQ bubbles.  This was my first attempt ever at them, and I'm sure it shows that I have zero experience in this area.  But luckily I wanted them to look doodled in a way, instead of perfectly rounded and spaced.  I also did some straight lines in varying widths for interest.  I just love the texture on this thing!  I think my favorite part is the solid white with the black bubbles.  I will most definitely be FMQing more in the future.  Too bad my machine doesn't really allow me to quilt anything too big.  The Halloween Quilt was actually a little too big to fit (there was a major struggle there!).

Mosaic Bundle

In other news, I received my bundle from the Softly Against Black mosaic contest at Stitched in Color.  Thanks so much to Rachel and to Alice (Fresh Modern Fabric)!  And of course to everyone that voted.  I'm so excited to add these to my stash.  I am still looking for a quilt pattern to use these beauties in together.  You can get your very own bundle here!

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6 comments:

  1. So cute! The bubbles look great.

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  2. look like you are definitely ready for halloween alright..your quilt and table mat is super cute!!

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  3. The runner is so cute. Good luck with the potty training, that is one part of parenting that I do not miss!!!

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  4. I love Halloween projects. That's such a cute table runner! : )

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  5. Such a cute runner!! Lovely bundle as well :)

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  6. Your bubbles look great! Awesome job on your first attempt - and your table runner look so cute! :)

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