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Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Mood Lifters

The rain is back and I needed something to brighten my mood. I've had this free project from C & T Publishing Blog printed since the day they posted it. The project is called Bird on a Branch Table Runner. I didn't see this as a table runner, I saw it as a happy, make me smile wall hanging.

When I went to the Stash Builder's Bazaar in April, I found most of the fabrics for this project. So when the bug bit me Monday afternoon to sew something completely different, I grabbed this project. I get that way sometimes, I just need something quick, easy and fun.

I made mine quite a bit shorter than their design and used the cutout bits for the small wall hanging. I have a bunch of fusible and used some that wasn't labeled and I have no idea how long I've had it. It didn't stick real good but I have a fantastic washable glue stick and I used that where I needed to. My machine applique skills are a bit rusty but after a while, it started to look pretty good.

I like it! It makes me smile. Now I want to make another one! But first, I need to finish the quilt that is on the frame and quilt the other 3 that I have ready and finish piecing the quilt in progress...and, and, and!

Or I will make another wall hanging!


Julia said...

Makes me smile, too. Thanks, I was needing to smile!

paula, the quilter said...

This is fantastic. Thanks for the mood lift.

Diane said...

oh that turned out so pretty--going to have to make mine one of these days....still in a lazy beach mode...