Sew a 60 Degree Triangle Table Runner

Welcome to my post for The Winter Blues Blog Hop.
Carla, from Creatin' in the Sticks 
has such great blog hop ideas. 
Thanks, Carla!
I'm glad to join all the others who 
are posting a project this week. 
I hope you have been able to see 
all the wonderful projects that have been shown 

My Winter Blues project is the table runner, shown above.

I made it with some of this beautiful blue snowflake border print fabric I bought a few years ago. 
A table runner using 
mitering 60-degree triangles from the border print
was always the plan. 

I searched on YouTube to find a tutorial using the words: 
"border print table runner 60 degree triangle".
I found many choices. 
Here are a few of tutorials I liked:

My table runner was completed in a day.
I suggest you use pins to match any lines on the miters.
Be sure not to stretch the bias edges as you sew. 

Thank you for visiting. 
I hope the blog hop has wiped away any winter blues you might have had.


Quilting the Traffic Jam Pattern

It seems that blue is my color for January sewing projects. 

When I began planning my project for 
The Winter Blues Blog Hop 
I dug into my two bins of blue scraps
and decided I would work on depleting them this month. 
Join me on Thursday this week to see that project. 

But, today, I want to show my progress on
Pat Sloan's Traffic Jam pattern, an easy quilt to make. 
I think I may be going large on this one;
it's so easy to:

1) Cut and sew 2-1/2" squares of blue into 4-patches
with threads from half-full bobbins and spools 
(to use them up) and,
2) Cut white snowflake yardage into 4-1/2" squares. 

3) Sew smaller units into larger units, 

and, finally, make 12-1/2" blocks!

I'll be sewing with friends today and hope to get all the blocks sewn. 

What are you planning to sew today?


Inspiration to Quilt the Blues Away

Carla, from Creatin in the Sticks, is hosting a blog hop 
starting this Monday, January 20, 2020.
I'm sure this will help us beat the winter blues
I signed up to participate, first, because I really like Carla's blog hops!
And, secondly, I wanted to get my quilting focus back in gear. 
I think this month I will be quilting many blue projects.
 I'll share blog posts as I finish the tops. 

But for now, here is the wonderful list of bloggers
who are going to help us beat those winter blues!

I am posting on Thursday, January 23, 2020, 
and hope you will come see what I quilted with blue. 
(It was something from my TO-DO List from a few years ago.) 
I am so happy it is finished. 

Monday, January 20th

Tuesday, January 21st

Wednesday, January 22nd

Thursday, January 23rd

Friday, January 24th

Follow the Pinterest Board for all the posts.

Don't miss this fun blog hop.

I'm sure we'll HOP past each other as we begin the blog hop on Monday!


Project QUILTING Notably Numeric Finished

Have you heard about Project QUILTING? Kim from Persimon Dreams thought of the idea. You can read about it here. The idea is to take the theme given on Sunday and make a quilt by noon the following Sunday and link it on Kim's blog.

I got a bit of a late start on my project and did not make the noon deadline to link my post. (Sad) But I am posting it on my blog, today, since I am proud of it.

The theme was "Notably Numeric" and I thought of birthday ages, usually represented by candles on a birthday cake. For years I have wanted to make a fun birthday banner and this challenge was the stimulus to get it done. I call it How Old Are You?

In my stash I had a fun colorful print with rows of "Happy Birthday" printed on it. For binding I used a colorful tangled string print I had that complemented the background fabric.  I was able to use some lace and buttons that I've been "storing" for years for just the right project. (Or because I just couldn't get rid of them.)

I used a new fusible product called Flexie Fuse. Before Christmas, I ordered some through an email offer where I paid $4.95 shipping to try a free pack of 5 sheets. It is MARVELOUS! It was so easy to work with and sewing through the bond did not leave my needle sticky or tacky like other fusibles. (I am not affiliated with this company.)

Have you ever made a birthday banner or placemat?


First Quilt Top of 2020

I started out the New Year not with my sewing project, as I planned. Hubby was tired of being cooped up in the house after his knee surgery and wanted to get out for a ride. (He doesn't begrudge me my sewing, so what could I say but "sure.")

When we got home, I got started on the Merry Mayhem 2020 Mystery Quilt. I printed off the instructions I had missed from the morning. I had to sew the half square triangles that I should have done prior to January 1. I worked into the evening catching up on all the units.

Yesterday I had all the blocks sewn. Today I will sew the rows together and add the two borders. I hope to get it off to Michelle to quilt next week.
I liked this pattern. I discovered that my main print choice should have been more of a compact print. While I thought one green looked slightly darker than the other, it wasn't dark enough. I am going to try this pattern again with different color choices to see how it looks.

What was your first quilt project of the New Year?