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Friday, June 29, 2012

testing, teaching, learning

I still haven't located my houses, but I admit I haven't made finding them my top priority... I know approximately where they are!

I wanted to test this slashed block to see if I like it enough to make an entire quilt, another way of using my stash.

I pieced a 9-patch block from 4-1/2" squares of African fabrics, then slashed and added a 2" white strip.  Craftsy had the slashed block as one of their January BOMs... when I showed this to Charlene she said the 9-patch version was also done, but I didn't find it.  Anyway, kudos to Craftsy if this is their design!

Yesterday Charlene brought some really pretty table runners and place mats to the senior wellness center, where she teaches on Thursdays.

She found the instructions for the 10-minute Table Runner on You Tube (http://youtu.be/Kfg8BMUakOc), and she instructed us on the techniques while Pat sewed together the class sample.  There are only two pieces to cut:  13" by WOF and 18" by WOF - we were amazed at how easy it was!

After it's sewn you just add a decorative button at each end!

The placemats can also be made from a fat quarter.

Well, that was my yesterday, I hope yours was just as relaxing - enjoy your Friday!


  1. That looks like fun,I will have to try it. So all of you are down at the center? I hope I will be able to make it there next week, while I am off (I keep saying I am off next week so you all will not forget).

  2. We did those table runners with our beginner's class and they had a ball.

  3. What a great project for seniors! I can see doing this with children, too. Thanks!


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