I had a good quilting day today. I did make a loaf of gluten free bread, and made potato soup with grilled cheese sandwiches with chocolate pudding for dinner, but I spent the rest of the day quilting. It’s probably a good thing that football season is almost over. I didn’t watch the Pro Bowl today.
One of the new Moda collections of charm packs that I bought last week was Giddy by Sandy Gervais for Moda. It’s a lovely collection of peach and teal squares with some brown thrown in for good measure. I had laid out a runner several days ago, but after looking at this picture of it, decided that I didn’t like it.
With such a big contrast between light and dark squares, I wanted to create movement from one end of the runner to the other, but laid out like this, the teal squares are in the wrong place and interrupt the flow.
So today the started over. I ended up with a runner that is only 3 squares wide, with the teal squares anchoring one end and the brown squares anchoring the opposite end. Of course I had forgotten to take my camera back downstairs with me, so I don’t have pictures (yet), but I do like the way it turn out.
With the new layout, I had several squares left over, so a made a set of two coasters, and a table mat. They are finished, but not washed yet.
I added black buttons to the corners of the coasters because the fabrics don’t “match” in the traditional sense.
This table mat looks rather strange. The colors are all wrong. Not sure what happened. But you can see the triangle squares I used.
Here’s a close-up of one corner of the table mat. I added heart-shaped buttons by tying them on with embroidery floss.
We are in the headlights of a major winter storm that is supposed to begin at about 4:00 in the morning. Don’t know if I will make it to work or not. At least we have milk and bread! The worst part is the possibility of a severe ice storm. And it is going to be cold. Being without electricity in zero degree weather isn’t going to be a picnic. If I can’t get to work, but the power is still on, I will try to finish my rag quilting tutorial.