Hey, I have had a few request to put this up on Etsy. Well, I have finally done it! Check it out on the link below!
I have had a few requests for Easter ideas. So...last Friday I put my brain to work. I came up with 5 ideas. I am going to try and post them as quickly as I can. However, this week I am campaigning for a position on campus of the University we live next to. We'll see. My ideas consist of a table runner, table setting, date idea, and 2 cheap/creative gifts to put in Easter baskets. I will post them in the order indicated.
Here is the table runner I created and sewed in one afternoon. I actually started with a completely different concept and ended with this one. When I finish the other one I will post that too.
Quilt Portion: I used a piece of blue scrap fabric for the top of the table runner. First, I laid this blue fabric down (right side up). Then, I laid the backing (right side down) on top. Next, I laid a piece of cotton batting on top of the backing. I sewed a 1/4 inch around the entire piece, leaving an opening to flip right side out. Then, I trimmed the extra fabric and batting so that there was only 1/4 inch on each side. Next, I snipped the corners so that they would lay flat and finished if off by hand sewing the opening closed.
Top Stitching: I took a ruler and placing it at a 45 degree angle drew lines onto my quilt (using a disappearing marker) 2 inches apart. I did the same thing going the opposite direction. Then, I sewed along the lines with a sewing machine.
Chicks: To create the chicks I ironed wonder under on to the back of yellow fabric. Then, I traced on the paper side around circular Tupperware from my kitchen to get different chick sizes. I cut out each chick and ironed them onto the quilt. I did the same thing with the orange beaks. Then, with 2 strands of black embroidery floss I blanket stitched around the beaks and chick bodies. As for the legs, I first drew them on with a disappearing marker then I embroidered over the markings. Finally, I sewed buttons onto the larger chicks and french knots onto the smaller chicks for eyes.
I hope you have a fabulous day filled with the joys of spring! Stay tuned to see the table setting I created using this table runner.