The runner for my Mum is for her kitchen table and as there is always a string of people coming and going, drinking tea etc, I thought it need some matchy coasters.
Charlotte posted a great little tute on scrappy coasters a couple of weeks ago and I did make up one using that method but I seem to have a real problem with improv, it goes against my anally retentive nature ;-). So I paper pieced my fronts instead, diving into my overflowing scrap baskets for the rainbow scraps.
This week is going to be a sad one for me at work, my good friend who has been my partner in crime for nine years is moving on to another hospital and I am gutted. It is however a good excuse to make her something for a leaving present and after the weekends sewing success's, I though I would breeze through the pattern I had in mind - how dumb am I!!!!
The first pattern I tried was for a wallet that I had seen on a couple of blogs before, including Charlotte's (can you see a pattern forming here?). Armed with advice about interfacing everything, size 16 needles and the need for gin, I got stuck in....
It wasn't hard to follow, but the kidlet nicked the computer half way through making it and I guessed far too much on what to do. This resulted in a closure tab that didn't fit and needed doubling over. This was obviously not something I was going to gift.
So I turned to good old Noodlehead patterns and made up the gathered clutch. Apart from the zipper ends, I am happy with this one.
I might have another attempt at that wallet tomorrow!