Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Sewing for the Home...

I just got a new kitchen table. Yeah! A new table needs a new runner. Right? I kept it very simple using some DS fabric from Joann's and some white linen. Then I added my favorite zig zag fabric for the binding.Quilted using 1/2" spaced straight lines that I've been admiring on lots of modern quilts, but have been too lazy to try. It went much faster than I thought! And I love the look!
I also spruced up the family room with some new pillows. It's it great having a stash - when you get the redecorating bug, you just find something on your shelf?
Both pillows are made from Valori Wells' line "Nest". With more of that 1/2" straight line quilting.
I also put an invisible zipper in both pillows following this tutorial. So easy - I did the second one without reading the directions.
Yesterday this is what I bought at the grocery store. I think the check out clerk thought ~ this must be one depressed woman! Actually I'm having the quilting girls over tonight and it's the perfect treat for this hot weather!

13 comments:

  1. Love your table runner! I have been meaning to do one of those for my kitchen for ages now. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  2. Your new home dec items look great! Love the ice cream/quilting combo; two of my favorites for sure!

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  3. The table runner is the perfect compliment to your new table!

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  4. Love your table runner. I too love that straight line modern quilting look.

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  5. Love the runner. Did you go back and forth or did you start each row from the same side? I'd hate for it to end up skewed!

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  6. LOVE! the new runner and love the table and chairs! Can I ask where you obtained the them?

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  7. Those green apples look perfect - you are going ot have to keep a fresh supply for that bowl! Great job, cute fabrics. =)
    carolyn

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  8. I'm glad I'm not the only one that wonders (i worry sometimes) what the checkout clerk thinks.

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  9. I love your beautiful table runner and cushions. Really effective quilting too! I am writing from Scotland and love the way that you get all the munchies in for quilting friends too. I have heard all aboout S'mores but never seen it before. Thanks for the pic!

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  10. The runner and cushions look great.I especially love the runner!

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  11. Cindy - your new table runner and pillows are so fresh and pretty! I love the simplicity of the design and the straight line quilting. Lovely!

    Next time a little advanced notice on quilt night would be appreciated...I'll need about 3 hours to get there from here! ;-)

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  12. Yeah, the pillows look great, glad the tutorial sunk in. Easy eh?

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  13. The table runner is fabulous and that all look so yummy. What a fun hostess you must be :)

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