03 February 2012

Two Finishes

Rain, rain go away ... it's supposed to be summer here in Australia.  After such an awfully hot day on Monday we've had solid rain for the rest of the week.  So many part of our country are flooding (again).  All we can do is stay indoors and I did a bit of sewing yesterday.  I needed to sew binding onto the table topper but was unsure how to mitre the corners as I've only ever mitred 90 degree corners on quilts.  Google came to the rescue - found this great video tutorial.

Not all the corners are perfect but they're ok.

34" x 34"
The girls in our on-line group chose great blocks and I'm really happy with how the table topper has turned out, except for a couple of my fabric choices because two of the blocks don't have enough contrast.  I love the "Oh Cherry Oh" fabrics - the same range I'm using for Sylvia's Bridal Sampler.

On Tuesday night, at stitching, I finished the punchneedle part of this bag.  It's a Rosalie Quinlan design called "Welcome Home Bag".  I received the pattern and starter kit when I went to the first Inspired Stitches a few years ago - took me a while to get around to making it.  I started doing this punchneedle when we were away on holidays - not the best activity for car travel.

6-1/2" x 8"


Might do some cutting out and tracing today.  It's our friend's birthday today so we will be going to her place for dinner tonight - should be a fun night.

12 comments:

Christine said...

Lovely finishes Lynda. I always like your fabric choices.

Kylie said...

Table toppper looks great Lynda - love those fabrics xxx

De said...

It looks so pretty Lynda

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Oh Lynda...they are both lovely....you gave been a busy girl...

Vicki said...

The quilt top looks fabulous, Lynda - love the cherry fabrics with the white backgrounds. Bag looks good too.

gracie said...

Lovely table topper!

Maree: said...

Your Table Topper is Lovely as is your Punch Needle Bag..
I have a kit still sitting in the cupboard from Anni Downs..must get it out and have a go.
cheers

Yvette said...

Your table topper is adorable! Love it!
Your punch needle is fabulous too. I tried doing that once and got so frustrated that I threw it all out. Never learn punch needle while suffering PMS. LOL!

Cardygirl said...

Love that little quilt.

Roseanne said...

Well done Lynda love the fabric that you used. I have finished the top just got to get it together.

Bec said...

Love the tabletopper, fantastic fabric choices!
A great finish for the bag, such a cute little bag and fantastic punch needle work.

shez said...

wow Lynda i really love this table topper,well done.xx

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