Tuesday, June 29, 2010

STRAWBERRY JAM and MY FIRST PIECED TABLE RUNNER!!!


By now we all know it is summer! The weather has been so hot and humid that it has been unbearable! So it's inside for us for sure! Saturday we made strawberry jam! It is so yummy!
It was my first time without my mom or John's mom! Lilli and I jumped in with both feet and we think we did pretty good! I gave some to my dad for his birthday and to my best friend for her birthday!!!!

I doubt I have to tell ya that I am not an experienced quilter, I can sew but until now I haven't really been able to make something pieced! Then I was visiting Vickie's blog the other day and she had this wonderful tutorial posted for a pinwheel runner. I read it and thought surely I can make this! At least I had to try and look what I ended up with!
This one is for my mom! I haven't finished her's but I will before the 4th!
This is both of them!
This is mine! I just have to hand sew the binding on the back and sew my button on!

This has been quite the journey! I have learned alot! Mainly that my Janome(Sew Precise)
not the most expensive machine on the block had a walking foot and I learned how to use it!
Lilli gets on me every time I say oh I wish I could make that! Mom you will never know until you try!
Can I just say that I am so proud of myself and so is Lilli! Thanks Lilli for that extra push! My first two pieces my not be perfect but for a beginner I think they have turned out pretty well! Thanks so much to Vickie and Connecting Threads on youtube for the bias tape tutorial video!

Wherever you are whatever you are doing I hope you have a wonderful day!
Vickie

3 comments:

Vickie E said...

Great for you!!! look awesome.

Teodo said...

BRAVISSIMA. Very good.
ciao ciao

satyajit said...

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