Monday, April 18, 2011

Mitered border table toppers

The mitered border class has been a lot of fun and some lovely table toppers have been produced. This is the sample I did with a spring striped fabric I had in my stash and a pink floral FQ:

At the second class, we figured out a brainstorm for using the cut offs of the mitered corner and leftover bits of strips to make mini toppers and coasters :-):

The mini table topper fits perfectly in the center of the large one:

Joyce and Maria both used this wonderful border print and matching center:

The bonus mini:

Cathy D's cool butterfly table topper and bonus mini in the center:


I apologize for the quality of these photos...it's snowing outside today and it's really bright in the sewing room. That's my excuse for being a lousy photographer!

Table runners

Here are some photos of the pinwheels table runners we've been working on. Maria's small table runner:

My small table runner:

My larger one:

Joyce's larger table runner:

Beginnings of a Christmas hexagon shaped table topper:


Update - The borders are now on the Christmas table topper :-)

Chris tried this table topper as well and used a tablecloth border print which was 60" wide. She used the dark green as the background and the floral print for all the pinwheels except the bottom center, which she cut from a sparkly gold fabric to look like a bow on the wreath. I will post an update once she has her borders on. Great job Chris!

Saturday, April 2, 2011

More student work....

There were some miscellaneous photos on my camera of class projects, so I got them downloaded for you all to see what we have been up to lately. We learned about mitered borders this week. Chris brought a table runner that she had made and we added the mitered borders around it:

Laurie and Alice shared a lovely spring border print and put different coloured centers in. They turned out so different, but both are gorgeous. Alice added a blue center to hers:

Laurie put a lovely buttery yellow in hers (the yellow is washed out a bit by the light):
Megan came a couple of weeks ago and made a matching pillowcase to the quilt that I made for her new baby. Great job Megan!

Sisters, Judy and Elaine, came during the March break to make their selvage edge Handy Snippet catchers: