Thursday, January 20, 2011

One down, one to go and only tonight left to sew!

Off to Vancouver tomorrow after work, I only have tonight left to make my Sister in Law her table runner. Unfortunately she will not get one as fancy and the Mother in Law, but I think she will still like it.

Here is the Mother in Laws all done:
Oops, my desk didn't get any cleaner.. .. the horror!! ha ha

The back

I didn't use a binding, but instead a quilting stitch that I used in the middle circles. Then I went over the corners to make them "skookem".   FYI, Skookem means really strong or really tough according to my hubby.

Another Skookem seam.

Folded and ready for wrapping.
 This is what I cut out for the Sister in Law last night. I would have had it sewn together as well, but for some reason I thought watching three episodes of Dexter was a much better use of my time.
Recognize these fabrics?? Don't worry, I did not use the give aways fat quarters!! I have some left over Dresden cut pieces from the Mother in Laws table runner that I will be adding to the give away.
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  1. Goodness those are so cute and a great idea for a table runner. I'm sure you'll finish up the second one and it will be perfect! Have a good trip!

  2. The word skookum is very much a part of local vernacular and it means strong or well done (as in a well built cabin = a skookum cabin). Love your dresden circle table runner.

  3. I love your runner, and that you left the circles intact. I had wondered if you were going to applique them to a big rectangular piece, which would have looked nice as well, but not been nearly as interesting.
    I have to say I love that word, skookum. Course if I said it around here they'd all look at me like I'd grown another head, and needed it examined!