Wednesday, 4 June 2014

Table runner WIP ...

I am slowly getting back into being uber-productive! Within obvious limitations. Remember the Cath Kidston bundle I bought a few weeks back?

I started cutting it up at the weekend: 

And then made the table runner and  place mats:

Nothing fancy - just 10 1/2" squares bordered by the 2" red polka dot. But what to back it with? DH's suggestion was, 'big green spots'!

OK! Ordered some linen-type fabric online, it arrived today and is perfect:

Thanks hubby  - fancy some basting??

I've also made drinks' coasters from the leftovers:

I have a few little finishes which I'll save until Friday but here is a sneak preview of a carrier bag holder in progress for dear niece made out of leftover fabrics from her mats and table runner:

Linking up - this week's WIP Wednesday is being hosted by Lucy @ Charm About You:

and with the ever-lovely Lorna:

Sew Fresh Quilts


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  2. LOVE the fabric, and hubby was "spot" on!! Lol. Looks great!!

    ~ Jess ~
    Everything Is Coming Up Rosie

  3. This will be a precious table set. I love that your DH helped pick out the backing fabric. It looks great! He has helped with the basting before, right?

  4. yes he was..Visiting from WIP Wednesday, Hope you stop by and enter my giveaway.

  5. The table runner and mats look fab, and that backing is perfect!! Perhaps we should get your DH to cast an eye over our projects when we come and see if he can advise...;-)

  6. DH has good taste - I love the big green dots. Great projects!

  7. When I read "big green spots" I thought NO, But that fabric is fabulous. Not even the picture that went through my mind. lol Hubby is right! Now get him to basting.

  8. Glad to hear you're getting back to being uber productive. Perhaps you could send some of the productiveness my way!
    We've were on holiday last week and the pants bag you made me came along and carried out it's duties!

  9. Its good to see you back to sewing! Love the Cath Kidston fabrics!!

  10. There's just no slowing you down! Lovely runner and mats. The polka dot backing is going to look fabulous!


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