Friday, May 16, 2008

More Studio Time

Since I've been on medical leave I've watched so much daytime TV I could write a novel on how boring it can be. The worst days are when there is no Red Sox baseball or Celtics basketball or Tiger Woods playing golf. That's where I found myself last night. No Boston sports, no Tiger Woods and I don't watch any Thursday night network shows. Even though I'm not an evening machine sewer I found myself heading back into my studio last night to sew. I looked through my PDF patterns to find one that would be quick to make. I found the Charm Street Runner from Prairie Point Junction.

I used a packet of Northcott charms and some hot pink fabric I had in my stash. The rows are put together, then you make a quilt sandwich of the backing and batting, then sew the rows together onto the sandwich. Quilting is done! I love, love, love this method. I can visualize using this method when stitcheries are in the design. I'm not a fan of quilting around stitcheries. I think the quilting stitches take away from the stitcheries.
I'm going to send this to Mom. I haven't sent her a Mother's Day gift yet and this will cheer her up.

Until next time - happy stitching!

5 comments:

Doodlebug Gail said...

Thanks for sharing that pattern and the method - I can see that going together very quickly. Lucky Mom! It's really good to see you so busy with your sewing again.

paula, the quilter said...

Now THAT is a really good method. Thanks for sharing it!

Leanne said...

What a productive evening you had. I'm sure your mum will love it. I have used this method once before it works quite well.

Greenmare said...

Very nice quilt, I'm sure your mom will be thrilled! Quilt as you go is awesome! I'm planning on doing that with my 365 challenge.

Kim said...

Very cute, I like that it's quilted as you go...