Thursday, April 1, 2010

Sew & Tell Friday: Martinique and Avignon

My projects are very French this week.  And one of them is going to be used for a breakfast of Belgian waffles.  The other one is for a tea party.  (Very Belgian.  Very English.)  First, a table runner (the pumpkin seed is back!) with nine different 3 Sisters Martinique fabrics (from a layer cake, of course):

Even the back is pretty:


Of course I have to feature a teapot:


This next table topper is THE CUTEST THING EVER.  I decided to tackle the North Star block and it was easier than I thought it would be (it also took a lot more fabric than I'd planned).  I used Quiltsmart interfacing again (what else), which I'm sure contributed to my enjoyment of making it.  I love this fabric - it's Moda's Breath of Avignon:

Look at the back!!! (I know it's just one piece, but it's so pretty.)

Doesn't it look like this butter dish was made for this table topper?

I have two other ones that are this close to being finished, but I didn't want to make y'all feel bad with my rabid productivity this week.  Material Girls celebrated Craft Month (March) by having double punches on Tuesdays.  I've been taking advantage ("sometimes you want to go where everybody knows your name...") big time.  As Bridget and I went grocery shopping the other day she asked, "Is it double punch day?"  Dude.

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20 comments:

Jill said...

I love, love, love the pumpkin seed pattern. Are you selling that table topper on Etsy?

allyn said...

i am salivating over both of the backs that you used. i can't get enough of that pumpkin seed pattern. your north star IS so cute, too.
another productive week for you, i see. EXCELLENT!

Busy Little Quilter said...

Your table runner is beautiful. I love the fabrics that you chose, especiall the backing fabrics.

Your star quilt is pretty, too. I have never used Quilt Smart. I may have to give that a try.

nima said...

wow...gorgeous table runner.

visiting you from sew & tell

Delilah said...

love them!! aren't table runners so fun!

Lauren said...

Your table will look wonderful! I love the pumpkin seed pattern, very interesting, I might have to try it sometime soon. Happy Easter!

Mom said...

Gorgeous! Can't wait to see them in person.:) Love the choice of teapots!

Sew It UP! said...

Love the table runners! I especially love the blue backing on the second one.

Leslie said...

great finishes...the second one is so bright and colorful.

pinksuedeshoe said...

Those are both sew pretty! And I can't decide if I like the fronts or the backs better. Just plain loveliness.

Kristen said...

Oh, so chic! Love the Breath of Avignon line

Dee said...

very, very pretty! I'm inspired by your table runner!

Happy Easter!

Shasta said...

Here I was all proud of myself for having a finish this week, and you have two! Thank you for restraining yourself. LOL Both of your pieces are beautiful.

Mary said...

Love, love, love the pumpkin seed table runner!

Catherine said...

Love both your table runners! Yummy fabrics too especially the backing on the 2nd one. You have been so productive this week!

Vicki @ DottyJane said...

Both of these are beautiful, but I love the pumpkin seed runner!

KQuiltyBee said...

Thanks for thinking of our feelings :) I still love the pumpkin seed--where is the pattern from? I love the tea pot and the butter dish and the table topper--I love it all! How about you come over and set my table for me? Nice work!

Karen said...

They are both just beautiful! Love your fabric choices.

beth said...

that butter dish BELONGS on that table topper! So cute.

Rene' said...

Nicole, so glad to see the pumpkin seed is back!!! Great French projects. Love them both! Thanks for sharing!