Sunday, January 29, 2012

My Weekend....

I had a completely quilting weekend.  Don was off on Friday and did the weekend chores.  We slept in and did pretty much what ever we wanted. I went snowshoeing with the pups in the morning and evening. I finished my tablerunner.

 It kind of looks like Valentine's Day only not so much. It's a closeout pattern I found at the quilt shop.  I though the snowman was cute---maybe another year.

 So I changed the stichery in the middle.   I wanted an "anytime" table runner.  It was fun and easy.  I am no good with the triangle edges, so I made squares and then got my ruler and cut them to make the straight edge.

I smile because I pulled from the fabric cabinet.  The solid squares are an old Thimbleberries print. The beige in the nine-patches are an old piece of Walmart fabric that I tea dyed last Saturday.  Yes Folks--- My name is Melanie and I have been known to purchase pieces of fabric from Walmart.  When you live in a small town and until a few years ago the nearest fabric store was 50 miles away-- you try to plan, but when you don't...there's walmart.

I've got a trip to Omaha this week, so I have two wool blocks cut out for airplane stitching. It should be a great week.

8 comments:

Sue said...

It looks great Melanie! I love a good nine patch and I personally prefer the squared edges to the triangle ones. Very sweet runner and I'm glad you were able to stitch this weekend too :)

Well my name is Sue and I've been known to purchase fabric from Walmart or Hobby Lobby :) too.

Have a safe trip to Nebraska and I hope you get the time to work on your wool that you want to.

Blessings,
Sue

Karen said...

I don't think our Walmart has fabric any longer. I heard that some were going back to selling it again. Years ago, they sold some better quality cottons and had pretty good size fabric & crafts departments. Gee, you have to drive a long ways for fabric purchases. Do you shop online?

Kathie said...

oh I love this table runner, great center! Have a safe trip!
Kathie

Carol said...

What a wonderful weekend. Love your tablerunner. Safe travel my friend. Have a good trip to Omaha.

Connie said...

Love your tablerunner and the color!! Our walmart has gone back to selling fabric but it is not like it use to be!! Have a great day!

MARCIE said...

Really cute runner! I love that you changed the center to suit your needs. Always feels good to use your stash, doesn't it?

Sew Unique Creations said...

Wow! I hope you enjoyed our pattern! Your version is gorgeous!!!

Quilt Hollow said...

Just love those nine patches...so pretty!