Thursday, April 14, 2011

Start To Finish

 I bought this cute charm pack of vintage reproduction fabrics at my local friendly Amish community.  Had no idea what I was going to with them...but they were speaking to me.  You know how that goes.  Ahem.
 Added a few white cotton squares and decided on a table runner. 
 On the day I pieced it together I watched Little Women.  Don't you just love that movie?  I would of loved to have lived during that time.  Except for the part about no air conditioning.  And electricity.  Oh and indoor plumbing.  That's it.  :) 
This was a several day project for me.  I had something special up my sleeve with this
 Of course while pinning it together he had to be nosy. 

And got himself into some trouble.
 This was the little something I was referring to.  My sewing machine came with lots of pairs of "shoes."  Of which I had no earthly idea what they were for.  So, after consulting my manual and Google and You Tube and phoning a friend and praying a whole bunch....I figured out how to put on her quilting shoes.
 And quilt she did.  I just did a wonky stitch round and round.  This is my first try so she is far from perfect.
 While quilting, I watched The Wizard of Oz.  This is my least favorite scene.  I do not like tornado's. 

 But I do like it when this gal shows up and her beautiful gown.  Wonder how many yards of fabric it took to make her gown?  :)
And here we have it.  One very rough quilted table runner.  My first time making bias binding.  My first time quilting something and it actually worked.  My first time putting on binding.  And I love her. 

9 comments:

Sewn With Grace said...

Oh I love her too! I will not take an order for the May Flowers quilt, but I will be happy to show you how to make it now that you are such a wonderful quilter!! :)

Ali said...

I'll take it!

traci said...

that is so cute. great job. you can find out anything on the internet. glad you had a little help with the project.

notes of sincerity said...

Oh that little guy of yours is so cute! Just look at that face!! :o)
Your table runner is absolutely adorable! You did a wonderful job quilting it too. :o)
love, Trish

Kathy said...

Oh, I love it! Great job with the quilting! That is something I am scared to try with my machine. I also like how you referred to the sewing feet as shoes! LOL!!

Jennifer said...

Beautiful job....you always inspire me. Hope you are having a good day!

Dawn said...

Very lovely and Simon is hysterical with the fabric scraps around him LOL!

Joyah said...

Hooray for you!

It is such a blessing when you complete something you have not done before.

I am so proud of you. :)

A Gardner's Cottage said...

Oh Shann,

You did an amazing job!!! I could learn a thing or two from you. She is really cute!

Nancy