I’ve finally finished a runner that had been sitting around for a while. All it needed was some hand stitching to finish the binding, but I just kept ignoring it. But it’s finally done!
I haven’t been able to get any good full-length pictures yet, but I couldn’t wait to post a couple close-ups. This is a reversible autumn/Christmas runner with a chevron design.
The front uses Kate & Birdie Paper Company’s Autumn Woods fabric collection in 2 rows of chevrons with white in between and a border of patterned brown. (This might sound familiar because I used fabric from the same collection for this skirt.) This was my second attempt at chevrons, the first of which ended disastrously. This time, I was much better about matching up all my squares, and it turned out beautifully.
I quilted on the colored chevrons so it makes a great subtle pattern on the back, which is made of a bunch of Christmas fabric strips of varying widths.
I love how this one turned out. Once I manage to get some good pictures, it’ll be up in the shop.
This was a fun fabric find – a cool modern take on floral in a pretty blue, turquoise and white on a gray background.
And here’s a new item – matching burlap placemats.
For all you lovers of shabby chic. It took me a while to come around to the burlap love, but it is a fun aesthetic to work with. Because it’s such a loose material, it has a very free-form feel to it, and it creates a fun juxtaposition to mix it with modern fabrics, like this floral.
Napkins and placemats are each available for purchase now in the shop!
I have always loved how pattern pieces look – all the different shapes, markings and directions on them make a fun overall design. I also enjoy experimenting with new mediums other than just fabric, so decided to make a collage out of some pieces.
I love how these turned out! They’re fun decor pieces for the sewing enthusiast – whether it’s you or a loved one. And now available in the shop!