Saturday, March 2, 2013

St Patricks Day

Is fast approaching and I saw this cute shamrock fabric which was just begging to be made into a tabletopper.


I will give this to mum tomorrow.    I think that I have made a tabletopper for her table for all seasonal celebrations now.     I hope she likes this pattern!

Talking tables I finished off the runner and placemats below for my daughter-in-law for her birthday last month.  I made 6 placemats but the table that was used in the "shoot" is smaller than her table so I only could only 4 fit on it.  


For sometime now I have been working on learning and perfecting foundation piecing which has been a very slow and time consuming process for me but I have been slogging along with a bedrunner which is going to be needed very soon as the nights begin to chill down around this time of the year.    What I did forget about was how tedious and even more time consuming is the removal of the papers.   A good thing to do in front of tv of a night.    I have spent 3 nights so far and estimate that I should finish if off tonight so that I can make a start on the borders.   One way to fill up the recycling bin.


Next time I blog I hope to have the finished item up.

In the meantime happy sewing.





      

7 comments:

Ondrea said...

Karen, I love that St Patrick's Day project. Those placemats are lovely too. I admire your patience with foundation piecing.

barb's creations said...

WOW you have been very busy,I admire anyone who does foundation paper peicing...you deserve a medal.I can't wait to see the finished product :) Barb.

susan nieuwoudt said...

hehehehe yes removing the paper is a huge task. Love all your work.

Quiltin' Sandy said...

Beautiful work, Karen. Table topper is lovely, and the set you made for your DIL is beautiful- love the colours you chose! I have not tried that kind of paper piecing at all, I know it is supposed to produce perfect points.

secondhandrose said...

Love the St Pat's project and the table runner and placemats are lovely too. Looking forward to seeing your foundation piecing project.

Liz said...

Karen, What a lovely Table topper for paddy's day. The placemats you hve made are stunning-beautiful colors. Looking forward to the F/P project. .:)

Gloria said...

Beautiful St Patricks Day project and the placemats are lovely too. Nice colors!