I’ve been reading the constant quilter blog for a number of years now and always enjoy Wendy’s Monthly Mini challenge and seeing what everyone makes. In December’s post, Wendy’s edict to any newcomers was NO rules and NO pressure – and that appealed to me!
So a couple of days before the end of last month, on (another) one of those hot nights where sleep was proving elusive, I picked up my box of pre-cut 2½” squares and started to sew some together. There would have been pictures, but in the middle of the night the light is not that good!
The next day I put them together, added some 2½” strips (binding left overs that I’ve been saving) as borders, grabbed a piece of off-cut batting, cut a back from the leftovers of a bag lining, did minimal machine quilting, then sewed on the binding. Again, no pictures – too hot to concentrate on sewing AND taking photos, despite having a fan going!!
Last Saturday I got together with some friends and was able to hand sew down the binding – it was finished in January (and can get 5 witnesses if required!)
So here’s my little table runner hosting some of Saturday’s afternoon tea (don’t you just love cherries and grapes in Summer heat? So refreshing.)
without the afternoon tea
and in situ at home
I’m quite liking how it’s looking on our dining table, so there may be more made for this purpose during the year!
Thanks Wendy for such a great way to use up those bits that I’ve had tucked away to “Use One Day”! Go here to see Wendy’s make and the others’ who are participating.