Recent Projects

Just popping in today to share a few things I’ve been working on lately.

First things first. I made my first sale on Etsy! I quietly opened up shop a couple months ago, and am hoping to sell some cute coasters, pillow cases, and all sorts of other fun fabric goods I dream up.

Here is the custom set of quilted Christmas coasters I sent out earlier this month. They turned out super cute, and it was so fun making something custom for someone! (hint, hint, I want to make YOU something! Find me on Etsy here)

Custom Christmas Coasters

We recently got a new dining table and chairs, and I thought my new Japanese fabric I purchased in Houston would make a great table runner.

Dining table

These indigo crosses make me happy every time I look at them!

Fabric table runner

And another fun table/dining room project – these Thanksgiving napkins I whipped up! I like the subtle fall colors and fun leaf print. Next on the agenda: Christmas napkins. Soon I’ll have napkins for every season.

Thanksgiving napkins

Stepping up my hair game with a homemade reversible headband. I LOVE how these are turning out. (I’ve already made three in the last two days.) I think I may list some on my Etsy shop, too. They are too good not to share!

Craft Takeover Headband

Reversible Headband

Homemade headband

And finally, the project I’m most excited to share with you…
I finished a quilt top for John! This simple half-square triangle design came together really quickly, and I can’t wait to get started hand-quilting it.

Half square triangle quilt for John

What are you working on lately? I’d love to hear!

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Quilted Fall Table Runner

Don’t you just love when autumn rolls around and you get to start buying pumpkins and candles and Halloween decorations? This year I thought I’d spruce up my kitchen table a bit with some fall colors. The remnants of Cherrywood fabric I had leftover from my chevron pillows was the perfect fit for an easy table runner!

The quilted table runner is made up of two inch squares from 6 different variations of red, orange, and yellow. I made up an easy-to-piece cross pattern that reminded me of my very first quilt, and it came together really quickly! I loved making it because I got to work on my piecing and quilting skills, without having to make a huge project.

quilted fall table runner - front

The fabric on the back is also from my stash – you may remember the yellow polka dot pillows I made with this fabric a couple years ago.

quilted fall table runner - back

Once I basted the layers together, I did some easy straight-line quilting with my little sewing machine, alternating between quilting two lines and four lines of simple orange thread.

straight line quilting

The binding is also pretty scrappy, using up more Cherrywood reds and oranges, and a little more polka dot fabric thrown in for good measure.

scrappy binding

I love these intense colors! What an easy way to brighten up a table for the fall season.

Halloween table runner

 

Hope you have a fun and spooky Halloween next week!