I was invited to join an awesome group of ladies to sew with and we do a little yoga too. I am learning one of the oldest re-groovenating pursuits – quilting. So far, Laura has guided us in making a Ten-minute Table Runner and also showed us how to make an exploding pineapple block. I shared the Tessuti fave top pattern, which is one of my fave free patterns.
The “Ten minute table runner” when googled will bring up lots of instructions, and depending on the optimism or skill of the author, is also known as the 20 minute table runner or 1 hour table runner. We didn’t time it, but we each finished one.
|Ten Minute Table Runner|
Here is my summary showing two options for sewing up. We all did option 2.
I will use my table runner on a bench that I have on my patio. I used a cotton blanket for the backing fabric.
The plan is use the exploding pineapple block to make a cover for a notebook that I use as my yoga journal.
An added bonus is that these ladies have some great recipes to share!
At our first gathering, Carol, our super host, made a classic cheeseball -very similar to this recipe.
Another Carol made a beautiful stuffed Ham and Cheese Sandwich Loaf, close to this “hero loaf” recipe (from a Fleischmann’s yeast) for our second meeting. She says it freezes well and always doubles the recipe. Carol’s recipe was a little different. Her version has no Italian herbs, olives, or pimento, but instead had garlic salt, bell pepper slices and some dijon mustard. I think it would be a great alternative to sandwiches for a ski trip.