Tuesday, April 27, 2010
Strings and Things
I had 2 string blocks left over from my table topper just sitting around on my sewing table so I decided to do something with them. I was thinking that they could be potholders but they are a bit too small for that. I think I will just use them as hot pads.
I backed them with some denim thinking it would make a good insulator. One of those good ideas/bad ideas kind of things. The denim is a good insulator but very hard to sew through all those layers when you do the flip and sew thing. Lesson learned for the next set of pot holders.
I have a sister that loves Pink Panther. I searched Ebay for awhile to find some Pink Panther fabric that caught my eye. Didn't happen but I did find this panel. I knew it would be perfect for the project I had in mind for her.
She liked my strings table topper so I had the idea of putting little string blocks along the edges of the panel to jazz it up a bit. She wanted a simple string runner to use along the headboard of her bed. The problem was that she would never measure the area that she wanted to use a runner on. I hope it fits. If not, then she will have a dresser runner or a table runner for her dining room. I'm sure she will find a spot for it.
For the quilting I just went with some simple circles around the paw prints in the light pink areas. I didn't place any quilting on the Pink Panther portion hoping that would help him stand out a bit.
I love the pink circles on the black fabric for the back. It's almost gone now. Not sure if I can find more. I bought it at JoAnn's way before Christmas last year. I also have some in pink and green. I'm working from my stash right now so no shopping trips for a bit.
I actually bought two of these panels because I knew once it showed up on my doorstep that I would want one for our house. I have the strips ready for the strings, I just need to sew them to the papers and put it all together. Some day...