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Halloween Runners For My Girls

Happy Wednesday!

Now that I have more free time I’m able to make home decor projects for my daughter and daughter- in- law.

I actually finished and mailed these earlier this month but realized today I hadn’t shared pictures.

Halloween Friendship Braid runner measures 18 x 42 inches. I used 9 ten inch squares (cut in half) with my Hex & More ruler to create the braid. Any half hexie ruler or template can be used. The braid comes together easily and would look fantastic in any fabric. Here’s a great tutorial if you like to make one yourself.

halloween 2018 Braid TR

Halloween 2018 Braid TR

2018 Halloween Braid TR A

2018 Halloween Braid Table Runner

 

Halloween Hexagon runner measures 20 inches across the widest point. I used scrap fabric, but would be perfect for a jelly roll.

Halloween 2018 Hexagon TR A

Halloween 2018 Hexagon Table Topper

Halloween 2018 Hexagon TR back

 

Remember my orange/black log cabin runner?

orange black log cabin

orange black log cabin

 

I made 6 inch log cabin coasters to match ! It was my first attempt at fussy cutting!

Halloween 2018 log cabin coasters

Halloween 2018 log cabin mug rugs

 

Until next time Happy Sewing!

Scrap Attack

The fourth of July in our area was a rainy day so I used it as an opportunity to work on a few fall projects.

Fall is my favorite season and orange/black is my favorite fall color combination. I focused my efforts on making projects using my scraps in orange and black.

I’m on a log cabin kick right now so I created a table runner.  My log cabin blocks finish at 8 inches; I cut the strips to size before sewing making it easy to chain piece each block. After completing a round I used my log cabin trim tool to square up each block. Once all of the blocks were finished I tried several layouts but liked this one best.

orange black log cabin

orange black log cabin

orange black log cabin backing

orange black log cabin backing

Last year I won a copy of the April/May 2017 edition of McCall’s Quick Quilts from one of my favorite pattern designers Abigail Dolinger. I used her pattern from the magazine “Travel Plans” to create these scrappy orange/black his and her place mats.

travel plans his

travel plans his

travel plans her

travel plans her

travel plans backing

travel plans backing

Another pattern “Charmville” also created by Aby is one of my all time favorites.  This time I used the pattern to create mug rugs for us.  Charmville was published in the February/March 2014 edition of McCall’s Quick Quilts.

Charmville mug rugs

Charmville mug rugs

Aby has lots of tutorials and great posts about ways to use your scraps.  You can find her at abyquilts.wordpress.com

Not bad for one day….still have lots more scraps!

Joining Linky Tuesday with Connie at Freemotion By The River.

Happy Sewing!

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