I haven't talked much about what I've been working on the last week or so, but I've been trying to get some projects done for the Christmas class I'll be teaching in a few weeks. Want to see what I've been up to?
A couple of years ago, Monica (aka Happy Zombie) posted a pattern for a tablerunner on her blog. I liked it quite a bit when I first saw it but I didn't have time to make one that year, and somehow I never got around to it last year. I had a little bit of a break late last week, so I pulled out a charm pack, a bit of cream fabric, and a bit of red fabric and made Monica's runner. At something like 40" x 16", the size is nice for a sofa table or the center of a larger dining room or kitchen table.
You can find the pattern on her blog HERE.
Now why did I have a break? Because I was waiting for more Figgy Pudding fabric to arrive in the mail so I could finish this peppermint tabletopper/wallhanging:
I already had the peppermint blocks made, but I needed more of the plain blue fabric for the 9-patch blocks, and I found it--for a good price--at Desperate Quilters. More important to me than a good price, though, was the fact that I knew they'd get it to me right away, and sure enough, the fabric I ordered Wednesday night was packaged and mailed on Thursday and arrived on Saturday, just as I was finishing the binding on the tablerunner. By Sunday night, all I had left to do on the peppermint topper was add the binding. Quite a fast project really, and I like the happy look of the peppermints!
(By the way, this is my own design, but I'm happy to share the method with you--to make the peppermints, I just made pinwheel blocks using red and white half square triangles and added snowball-type corners to make them appear rounder.)
Now what's next? Well, I have a couple more projects in mind--and, of course, I'll show you as soon as I get them done. Thanks for stopping by!