I decided to make a runner with the leftover Alliance charm pack I had.
I just cut the charms in half and sewed them to rectangles (2.5" x 5") of coordinating brown fabric. Then cut the squares in half, sewed them into rows, and then the rows together.
The runner is 46" x 21", with 2" finished squares. It matches the mini quilt I finished at the beginning of the week, and I will use them on my dining room table and buffet. I hope this will be the last table and buffet runner sets that I make, because the buffet drawer that I store them in is overflowing!! (table runners seem to be another addiction!!)
I chose the checkerboard pattern to use up the charm squares without waste, and because it is like the first buffet runner I made about 12 years ago and still one of my favorites.
This one is 46" x 20", with 2.5" squares. I hand quilted it. It is made with all kinds of scraps that I had at the time and the cotton batting is a piece of leftover batting that my aunt had from my grandmother. (The buffet also once belonged to my grandmother, but I think it was originally her in-laws.)
I have also been working on the Romanian Point lace table center.
I finished crocheting the 1.9metres of braid that I needed for one section. I like to make the amount of braid I need for each section, so I don't have to cut and unwind the braid - a waste of time.
Now I am tacking it down to the pattern (this is not my favorite part of Romanian Point Lace). After I will work on the filling stitches in that area (much more enjoyable!).
This is the time of the year when I see what has been successful in the garden, so I know what to grow for next year. The cherry and ivory swizzle zinnias on the right are ones that are new to me, and have done very well - I will definitely grow these again next year. The asters (pink ones in the middle) are just starting to bloom - I always grow some type of aster.
Tonight it is supposed to go down to 4C - I hope we don't have frost!
Have a great day and thanks for stopping by!! ♥