It’s taken me a long time to get back into sewing after Christmas. I didn’t touch the machine for two months; it was too hot, my sewing room was too messy, and I had no motivation were among the excuses. Now that the weather has cooled off I’ve been sewing up a storm.

This isn’t a finished project, but I’m so pleased with it thus far, that I just had to share.

marmalade

I’ve used one pack of ‘Marmalade’ charm squares by Bonnie and Camille. It’s going to be a runner which I’ll quilt along the zig zags then bind with an off white binding.

Now on to something I’m not happy with.

hellopilgrim

This table runner started out really well. I love the fabric which is Hello Pilgrim by Lizzy House. I love the pattern which can be found here at Spool Sewing. What went wrong was sheer laziness on my behalf.

First I decided I’d just back it with a piece of cotton so it wouldn’t be too spongy on the table. But in reality the cotton was too thin. Because I just used cotton I didn’t bind it, which wouldn’t be a problem if there was a bit more body to it, but without that body I’ve essentially made a giant napkin. Every time I walk past it I think ‘Urgh!’ What I suspect I’ll end up doing is cutting off the edges, putting a layer of wadding in, and binding it.

The quick way is often not the best way!

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2 Responses to Return of the ‘sewjo’.

  1. Amie says:

    Nice work! I love the triangle pattern with the Bonnie and Camille fabric so far, it’s just gorgeous! I quite like the Lizzy House fabric runner, but from photos I can’t see the issue you describe :) I like that it’s christmasy colours but not actual pictures of christmas things!

  2. [...] few months ago I shared the finished top for my marmalade runner. I can finally share the complete project; [...]

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