I just realized I never blogged about my finished Bargello Table Runner.
It was a free tutorial hosted by Katie of Katie’s Quilting Corner.
I used 2 1/2″ strips I had leftover from the Double Wedding Ring Quilt I made back in Alaska.
I quilted it first doing ruler work to create the diagonal lines for movement. Then I did back & forth freehand squiggles to further emphasis movement.
I bound it with leftover binding from the Double Wedding Ring Quilt.
It’s much longer than Katie’s pattern called for (I think I did an entire extra set of strips) because I like long tablerunners (I personally don’t care for table runners that don’t go off the edge of the table).
It was easy & a good “no brainer” project.
Best of all it looks pretty on our table!
Linking up with Heather at Sew Modern Monday &
I haven’t given a garden update in a while, so here’s the status of the plants:
The tomatoes are growing happily….
I de-suckered them & decided to try rooting the stems in water. It’s all an adventure in this gardening thing, so we’ll see how it goes…
Here’s the potato plant from the seeds I obtained locally & planted after Good Friday (& thus after the last frost). This should turn out successful!
Here’s the potato plant from the certified organic seeds I purchased online & planted on Good Friday. Not sure what happened, but at first I thought they were a lost cause, now it seems they just had a slow start….
Here are J’s cayenne peppers. We dry these & crush them. He says they’re the best on our homemade pizzas. I also like to add a pinch in our meatloaf ala Jamie Oliver. (recipe from his Food Revolution book. Best. Meatloaf. Ever.)
Lastly, here are the basil & string bean plants. We like to make pesto & freeze it in snack bags. It’s makes the perfect portions for those frozen raviolis. The string beans are an experiment.
The gardening hobby around here is truly an experiment. I always loved doing the little gardening I did as a kid & wanted to grow my own veggies to use in cooking. I don’t know much & am really learning as I go. Thankfully J likes to dabble in this with me. If we succeed & get to eat some homegrown goodness, yay! If something happens & we get nothing, that’s ok too.
I just updated the Classes page with the July schedule!
Check out the details on these great projects!
Baby Blocks. This is a Marci Baker pattern & much easier than it looks- it’s all strip pieced!
Mr. Crab (mini quilt). Isn’t he adorable?
Quilted Grommet Bag. This came together so fast & I made the whole thing from scraps!
I hope you join us for these great upcoming classes!