Monday, July 21, 2014

Making lemonade out of lemons...or mistakes!!

In June I went to a fantastic retreat in Yosemite, CA at the home of a dear friend!  There were only 3 of us, and we were ALL very productive.  I had several projects that I had taken, and was determined to finish each of them.  Well, best laid plans...
I had this quilt all cut and ready to sew.  I was excited.  It looked simple enough.
 I got all of the strips sewn together and then went to the cutting table to sub-cut them.  I wasn't paying any attention, and cut them all going the same direction.  It is impossible to make a braid with all pieces cut the same direction.  Improvise!!!  (this is the lemonade part)
 And this is the result.  A table runner.  I brought the flimsy home to complete.
 I decided to follow the direction of the strips and use my walking foot as my spacer.


 I pieced the back so that it could be reversible.
 Machine bound it.
And here we are.

Stats: 21x60
          Quilted/bound on my domestic machine.
          These are all donated fabrics, so I can not tell you the designer or manufacturer.

Linking to: Anything Goes Monday! at Stitch by Stitch.

7 comments:

Kim said...

what a glorious 'mistake'. It looks ever so pretty sitting there on your table!!

Lorna McMahon said...

Such a pretty runner, Vicki! It really turned out lovely! The quilting with the dark thread looks fabulous and such a perfect binding. Well done!

CeLynn said...

Nothing says summer like lemonade,and I love yours! Also really like the fact that it is reversible,as I am a big fan of all things reversible.

Janine said...

This has turned out beautifully. Nicer than a braid would have been :)

Patchwork and Play said...

The sweetest type of lemonade is the unexpected sort! Very pretty!

jan said...

Gorgeous! I love the backing too!

Amy at love made my home said...

You made some lovely lemonade from those lemons!! xx

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