While wandering the festival I happened upon this lady’s lovely booth full of all sorts of fun modern fabrics. Mad About Patchwork is in Ottawa, a city I love and miss.
On her blog, Pam did a 7 weeks of Christmas challenge and she found a bunch of neat tutorials and projects and then made them using Colorful Christmas by My Mind’s Eye for Riley Blake, with great results. She whipped up a selvage needlebook coasters, little trees, tiny totes, placemats, a tree skirt, and a table runner. Check them out over at her blog.
Here are the fat quarters I picked up at her booth, only a few since I was trying to curb myself and slow down before I wouldn’t be able to walk for all the fabric I was carrying. Plus I wanted some pretty prints that would be easy to match up with other stuff.
A while ago my friend and I were browsing IKEA and I picked up this table runner figuring inspiration would hit. I’ve been wanting to make a table runner for ages, I’m dying to make this one but can’t collect all the required fabrics. Instead I decided to embroider the $4.99 IKEA one with some inspiring, warm and fuzzy words. I chose a dark burgundy red-y colour because I liked it and thought it would look nice with our table. Finally finished it the other day!
I thought I had run out of floss on the very last section with about 5 inches left to stitch! I wasn’t impressed. But then I found a little blob of floss that had slipped behind the tissue box. I was so happy, it doesn’t take much lately.