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Wednesday, April 6, 2011

HAVE YOU MADE A BED RUNNER?


Have you ever thought about making a bed runner?  I love the concept and when I saw the pattern for Pinwheel Piñata in the book Quilt Fiesta, I had to make it.   I liked the pattern because it incorporates both piecing and appliqué.  Most of the designs in this book are based on Mexican tiles.  According to the designer, Cheryl Lynch, the pinwheel tile reminds her of the Dresden Plate block.   I thought these beautiful fabrics would brighten up my mother’s bedroom.  

This is a close-up of the bed runner.  It didn’t turn out exactly as I had envisioned.  I think I should have chosen a different background fabric.  However, I think it will work.  As the author said, “better to finish your project than to fret over it.”  Now I’m on the lookout for some batiks as I want to make a bed runner for my room.  

Attention:  Mark your calendar now for the June Shop Swap.  The Attic Window Quilt Shop is swapping with Quilted Memories in Montague.  This is how it works:  You register at one of the shops to participate.  On June 10 & 11 (Friday & Saturday) and on June 17 & 18 (Friday & Saturday) you go to one of the shops to start your project.  Here you will receive a project kit,  have a wonderful lunch, and enjoy the day sewing with others.  Then the next day (It can be anyone of the days above) you go to the other shop to get the rest of your project kit, lunch, and have a great time sewing all day long!  Several who participated last year told me how much fun this Swap is.  Call the Attic Window Quilt Shop for further details.  
Here’s something new.  Woman's Day has a darling miniature appliqué quilt pattern.
Stay Positive!
Caroll  

8 comments:

Mama Pea said...

I have heard about this book. It must be really good because everything I see from it I like. I love the idea of a bed runner. Yours turned out perfect!

Just Ramblin' said...

I love your bed runner. Recently purchased a book to make some as gifts for family. I'd never heard of a bed runner until a few months ago. They really are awesome and yours is beautiful. Nola

Linda said...

Love the bed runner!! I think its such a great idea. Although, at my house it would be called a Sarge runner because he always lays at the end of the bed! :-)

Zoey said...

What a great idea! I do love the bright colors and I bet your Mom will, too.

Sue said...

You know, it's so funny you ask this. I 've been seeing this idea now in magazines and such and it's a great idea. To answer your question, I haven't made one yet. But, it's on the to-do list.


This one is very, very sweet! Love the fabrics!!

Miss Nancy said...

Love the bed runner, so bright and cheery. Looks like it would be fun to make. Your link is super lovely. Thank you for sharing. You are giving me so many wonderful ideas.

Have a super great sewing day.

Barb said...

Your bed runner is just awesome!

Allie said...

You are FAST girl - I LOVE this! I think the background fabric is gorgeous. I think I'm going to have to get this book!

Quilting Teachers at the shop.

Quilting Teachers at the shop.
Chris, Marilyn, Jill, Lee Anne, Sue, Vickie

Quilts For Wheels

Quilts For Wheels
Many thanks and much appreciation goes to the women who work diligently each month to make quilts for those in wheel chairs. Kudos go to: Yvonne, Mary T., Fran, Joan, Mary Ellen, Barb, Lee Ann, Nancy, Mary.

Quilting for Kids With Cancer

Quilting for Kids With Cancer
Generosity has no bounds. Above are the women in the Quilts For Kids group at the Attic Window Quilt Shop. Left to right, Henrietta, Phyllis, Nancy, Carol, Karen. These women donate their time, fabric, money once a month to make quilts for kids who have cancer.