Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Mini Foliage Grows


I'm finding that I am enjoying having several of my handmade things peppered throughout the house. I haven't always sewn with myself in mind, but find that I love being greeted by this table runner in the hallway, this pickledish table cover in the living room, and this mini mini gone super size adorning my favorite chair. 

In the evenings before I go to bed, I usually take up a glass of water with me. I guess this is the part where I shamefully admit that for far too long, I had simply put a towel on my nightstand to protect it from any water damage. But as my Mom always says... if you want to get your house in order, then invite company! And a recent visit pushed me to do something that I should have done a long time ago!


I'm totally smitten with Sew Kind of Wonderful's Green Smoothie quilt, which was the color inspiration for this little table runner. Simple. Fresh. Green. The more I think about this quilt, the more I want to make it, but this at least satisfies my "craving" until I can get some of my other WIP's knocked out the way.


I actually used my free Mini Mini Foliage template and simply let it grow by adding more leaves. If you've never done reverse applique, then you can check out my tutorial here for a complete how to.


I'm really starting to become a big fan of wavy quilting... it really adds such movement to a piece! Now, what would a project of mine be without adding a few Basic Grey grunges to the mix? I used a understated grey fabric for the backing, and Carolyn Friedlader for the background and the binding.


So, do you have any corners in your house that are begging for a little handmade touch? Do you usally sew for yourself and things to use in your home, or do you just sew where your inspriation lies?

Linking up to Let's Bee Social and Sew Cute Tuesday.

19 comments:

  1. What a sweet little finish!

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  2. Diese Blätter und vor allem auch die Zusammenstellung der Stoffe gefallen mir sehr sehr gut! Vor allem der Hintergrund Stoff ist super schön!
    Liebe Grüße
    Steffi
    Steffi

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  3. I love this little runner! Subtle, yet classy! Much better than an old towel! I rarely make anything for myself, but recently whipped up a couple pillows.

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  4. It's beautiful! Thank you for the template!

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  5. Oh, I absolutely love this! Gorgeous!!

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  6. Love this little table runner!!! I love that background fabric...need some of that for sure!

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  7. This has really got me thinking .... all the curtains in our house are made by me and there are a few crocheted blankets scattered around but very little that I have sewn .... hmmmm I think I need to remedy that! Your table runner looks great and the lamp is lovely!

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  8. This is a great idea! I'm sure it will also keep all the dust off of the nightstand too. Regarding handmade in my home, there is not much at the moment...I am definitely a giver even though I have a mighty list of projects for my home.

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  9. Great quilt for your bedside table. I have one on mine and periodically create a new one to change things up. So fun!

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  10. We do tend to forget sewing for ourselves sometimes don't we? I have a hexy cushion I made a while back on the sofa, and it makes me smile just looking at it. Your runner is beautiful :)

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  11. I love that - if you want to get your house in order, then invite company. It's true for me as well...

    Your quilt is beautiful and such a lovely way to protect your bedside table.

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  12. Two of my huge quilt WIPs are already for my walls but I would love to try my hand on some pillows oneday :)

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  13. Hi Allison, your new bedside nightstand cover looks wonderful. I love the wavy line quilting. It is such an easy way to quilt up a project without a lot of thought and preparation. I have also thought about making some windowsill covers but havent't quite got around to it. I guess I should invite some company over. :) Hugs, Karen

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  14. I'm crazy about your fabric choices here. I have so many things I want to sew for my house, but they usually get relegated to the back burner so I can sew gifts for others. Alas!

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  15. I'm completely guilty of the towel under the water cup technique. I like your mom's advice to invite company. It's funny how inspired my husband gets to do yard work when we host a pot luck at our house. In spite of all that, my projects are motivated by inspiration, rather than household ambience.

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  16. So here I sit looking around the room trying to imagine where I could do a table topper like you've made. I can't imagine why this never occurred to me. It's gorgeous1

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  17. This is just so pretty! It's like having a fresh flower by you bed each day. I really love the background with the green leaves.

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  18. This is so cool I just love it. What is the pattern of the background?It looks like a landscape blue print, or is it? (I need new glasses so forgive me)
    Very lovely.

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