I am still working on the Soho Table Runner from Busy Bee Designs. I kind of stalled out on it because other stuff just came up. I have done most of the quilting. I thought I would some plastic quilt pattern stencils to do my design. I also purchased some chalk spray to transfer the design to my runner top.
All I have left to do quilting-wise are the short ends. I quickly discovered that the chalk-like spray to stencil your design is not for me. Ok…I am messy and kind of clutzy. It got all over the fabric even though I tried to block off the parts I wasn’t spraying and all over the table I was working on. So, I reverted back to a purple disappearing marker to transfer the quilting design. This seemed to be a much better method for me.
I really want to try free-motion quilting more. I took a class a while back at Modern Domestic, but haven’t practiced in a long time and now I’m kind of afraid of it.
Let’s hope I get this table runner done by Thanksgiving. I have the binding all pieced and ready to go. I really do like it even though I still am uncomfortable with machine quilting.
I decided to make a quick pair of pajama bottoms for Asher because I was inspired by all the cute flannel, especially the Anna Maria Horner, we had at work. Unfortunately, not any of it was very boyish.
So…I resorted to Jo-Ann’s and found this sweet, but not high quality owl flannel. I love the colors, but I’m not sure it’s going to wash up well. I see it getting pilly pretty quickly.
Anyway, I used Kwik Sew 3589, which is a very basic pattern — only 2 pattern pieces, with an elastic waste. This type of pattern only makes me want a serger more and more. I could whip these out pretty fast and my edges would look so much nicer. There’s always Christmas!