It's my Mum's birthday on Tuesday Feb 11 and I wanted to make her something this year. I always have trouble trying to find her something in the shops as she is very hard to buy for, so this year I thought I would put my new craft into action and make her something she can keep for a long time.
Pinwheel table runner
Too say I was super happy with the end product is a bit of an understatement, I couldn't get the smile off my face as I watched it all come together and put that final stitch into the binding. Binding, which by the way is my first ever attempt at, and I was soo worried about that stage of the table runner, but have to admit that its the part I really enjoyed. I kept hearing myself doing little "Squees" every now and then. I have to invest in a walking foot for my machine as my model didn't come with one, that is why I just did the simple diagonal quilting so I wouldn't get too much bunching happening. I watched the Missouri Quilt Company tutorial on the binding, attached it by machine to the front and then hand stitched it to the back (gotta love those tutorials!!). Again I am not saying it is 100% perfect, I have no one sat here helping me at all with this new craft, I am learning everything as I go from all the wonderful blogs out there (especially the Aussie ladies, you girls are fab) and the great tutorials.
I also picked up these gorgeous fabrics during the week. My goal, to make a cot quilt! I just fell in love with the ballooning animals, too cute.
Thank you for all your comments on my previous posts, your encouragement and lovely words are soo wonderful to hear and it really spurs me on to learn and create more.
Until next time, happy stitching & quilting.Lisa