Saturday, August 10, 2013

Arranging My Squares

Pine cones in the center!

I used my new 5 and 1/2 inch square to rotary cut out all my table runner squares yesterday.

Holly and Poinsettias outside center.

Then I laid them all out to arrange color and pattern placement. 

And I even remembered to mirror image the snowflake design in each corner!

I decided to keep it simple and not cut up the squares any more.

I'm very tempted to try cutting each square into fours but I realized to do that I can't use the squares I've already cut.  I would have to cut new ones that are larger because of the seam allowances needed for the four by fours.  

I want to try it, but I tell myself to keep it simple for this first table mat.

Next step 1/4 seams!

After all this is my first ever quilted Winter/Christmas Table Runner.

I'm so pleased too.   

My Janome came with a 1/4 inch seam stitch and a 1/4 inch seam special foot.

It is a breeze to sew the 1/4 inch seams needed for the squares!!

Wish me luck that my square corners will match. 


We're leaving tomorrow for a few days for a campout with my Hubby's brother and wife.

It's the first time in ten years!

So I'll be busy packing the "Little Guy" (i.e., travel van) today.

Now to find a crochet project I can work on in the van.

Our weather has been awful here.

Yesterday the dew point was 74 (anything over 60 is muggy).

I couldn't stand to be outside.

No biking (sob!)

Have a wonderful weekend and I hope your weather is better than ours!
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6 comments:

  1. I think I see a full size quilt in your future, Sandy! That machine is great. Have fun on your campout. It was awfully muggy here too. I'm ready for fall. xo

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  2. That is going to be beautiful. Enjoy your camp out.

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  3. How beautiful!! I love this! I can't wait to see it when you're all done. I need to get in gear and start doing things for Christmas, too. You're an inspiration!

    Have a great time on your camping trip.

    Blessings - Julie

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  4. Hi Sandy! Oh, I love this. I'll be looking forward to the finished project. Are you making it reversible with the lining? Have a fun time on your camping trip and take lots of snaps.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  5. Hi Sandy,

    What a fun project. Its going to look great! I can't wait to see it all sewn together. Have fun camping! its been forever since Gary and I went camping.
    XO Elizaberh

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  6. Hi Sandy! Thank you for popping in to my little RV blog. Oh, we want to take a trip like you've done one day. This time of year our lives get a bit busier with groups we're involved in. I know the fall would be so much nicer for camping because the weather would be so much more cooler. Can't wait to read about your trip and I hope you've had a nice weekend.
    be a sweetie,
    Shelia;)

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