Fall has finally arrived in our area of Florida. It was wonderful to wake up and feel chill in the air. I do miss having the piles of leaves we had in our yard in Maryland, but I don’t miss raking them!
Hubby had to have minor surgery on Friday so I got to spend the entire weekend sewing 🙂 while he slept.
My family are big football fans especially Big Ten College Football. I finished a baby quilt for friends that are both Purdue graduates.
Quilt Measures 38 x 38. I used 10 inch squares from my Simply Colorful – Yellow layer cake by V&Co for Moda. Some of the blocks are rectangles some squares to match the wonky star in the center. I used one of the prints from the Modern Background – Ink line by Zen Chic for the star and binding. The print of the black fabric has math calculations all over which I thought was perfect since the dad is an engineer. I added a little embroidery “You Are My Sunshine” to one of the blocks. I’m happy with the results.
2017 Wonky Star Finished
2017 Wonky Star Embroidery
My youngest son graduated from University of Michigan and also played football for them- so I am a BIG BIG fan. I’m sure I’ve mentioned that I love the maple leaf quilt block, I made a table runner in Blue and Maize — I hope my son likes it.
I used the QAYG technique where you create the block traditionally and quilt each block individually before joining. Below are the individual blocks.
The finished table runner measures 14 x 68.
Batik Maple Leaf Table Runner
I quilted with straight lines alternating the direction on each block.
Batik Table Runner block 3
I stitched in the ditch with mono-filament thread on top and matching navy thread in the bobbin to attach the backing.
Batik Table Runner Back
My favorite block 🙂
Batik TR CU
Of course I made placemats and coasters to match!
Batik Maple Placemat Coasters
Hope you had a great weekend also!
Until next time…