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As a Martha Pullen licensed sewing teacher I love to learn new sewing techniques and I equally enjoy teaching sewing techniques to others.  You can also find me teaching Bernina Customer Courses at my local Bernina dealer.  In addition, I demonstrate Stampin' Up products.  I am a servant of the Lord of Lords and King of Kings, wife of one, mom of two, and grandma of five.  Welcome to my sewing and crafting studio!

Monday, January 28, 2013

Home Dec Sewing

I just can't get enough of that Anna Maria Horner Loulouthi velveteen fabric.  I recovered all but about 4 inches of an old, tan colored, bolster-style pillow with some of the fabric that was left from my Colette Meringue SkirtFor the other 4 inches I used Innocent Crush cotton sateen again by Anna Maria Horner.  Pink ric rac covers the seam between the two fabrics.  The raspberry pillow on the back left is a simple flange style done up in, yup you guessed it, Anna Maria Horner fabric (Garden Party).  The back right pillow with the little brown dingle ball trim is one that I made several years ago using a print by Anna Griffith.

After all the Christmas decorations were put away earlier this month, the house just seemed so empty.  I plundered through my supply of quilted throws and table runners, but it soon became obvious that I was sorely lacking winter-themed home dec items.  So I pulled out this table runner designs book that I purchased at a great quilt shop in Urie, WY last summer.
The pattern is called Winterstar.  It is done in neutrals and the applique pieces form a star-type shape.  I did use neutrals for my runner, but instead of the winter star appliques, I used hearts.  I plan to leave this one out through the end of February and I wanted to incorporate a bit of Valentine's Day in with the winter theme.
The lace sticking out here and there ia doily that I placed underneath.
My Accu Quilt Go cutter came in handy to cut those applique hearts.  No need to cut the neutral strips since I used a Kona neutral solids jelly roll that I had on hand.  Gotta love those precuts!  The fabric for the hearts was left over from this bed runner project and the binding is extra fabric from my grandson's quilt.
I am 'sew' thankful that I can sew for my family and friends, for myself, and for my home.  Isn't it great to be a sewist (I think that's the current politically correct term)?