My daughter didn't have to work today, so I got to come back home. Had to stop at Wal-Mart to pick up a few things, so I headed to the fabric department (yes, they still have one!). Picked up a piece of cute Valentine's Day fabric and a yard of white fabric. Don't know what I'm going to do with them yet. I like to buy fabric I like, then figure out what to do with it!
When I got home, I had a package waiting for me from Fabric.com. It is a pretty pink and red heart fabric that I liked, plus a Valentine's Day panel. Stay tuned to see what becomes of them!
Here is an example of the
method to my madness. Instead
of starting with a preplanned
pattern or design, I cut out stacks
of squares (in this case they are
four inches) in fabrics that I like
and/or think will go together.
Then I try to arrange them into a
design that I like. The picture at
left is my laid-out design. The
picture on the right shows the finished table runner. I used an off-white
muslin to back each square. It is sewn together in rows with 1/2 inch
seams. I clip each row as I finish it, then press the seams open.
I put my new fabric in the machine to wash out the sizing when I came up here to the computer. Time to go put it in the dryer. I'll go take a picture of the runner that I have laid out now, too. Later!