I focused on my Peek-a-Boo Pumpkins yesterday and got it all together. The only thing missing are the eyes and the whiskers on the mice. So I guess if I leave them off, I could call this 3 Blind Mice!
I used a buttonhole stitch when I machine appliqued. I hand-stitched the little mice.
Each of the mice are close enough to their houses in case they need to dash inside.
The littlest mouse is already tucked safely inside her house.
Here are a few close ups on how I get my vine to curve. First of all, I use bias bars to make my vine. I used the narrowest one I have. If you look closely, you can see that I made a running stitch along the inside of the vine. In other words, if I want the vine to curl to the left, I stitch on the left side. If I want it to curl right, I stitch on the right side.
My running stitch was along about 8" of the vine.
Then I pull the thread, and the vine curls right up. You have to kind of work with the gathers to get them evenly distributed.
The tutorial for the ribbon border is located HERE in my Patchwork Math segment on The Quilt Show.com
The size of the table runner is 20" x 42". You can bet your bottom dollar I will NOT be putting the turkey platter on it next Thanksgiving! Or the mashed potatoes, or any kind of food that may leak, or drip.
It is getting out of the 30's today, so maybe I can get this little cutie on my long-arm and start quilting. Yesterday I checked on the temperature in the garage where my long-arm lives, and it was 42 degrees. Maybe I can stand it for half-hour stretches before I have to come down and warm up in the cabin.
I have been receiving a lot of requests for this pattern. As soon as I can come up for air, and finish my projects for Henry Glass Fabrics this month, I'll get this pattern together. The fabric used in this table runner is called Best of Day by One Sister Designs.
I enjoy responding to all of the comments directly in the comment section. I like the fact that sometimes you are responding to each other. Great interaction! It is easier for me to reply directly to everyone using this format. It is much more inclusive.
Morning Lynn! Your 3 mice are adorable....as well as your table runner. Hope you can get out to the longarm machine today. Have a great day!ReplyDelete
At least I don't have to shovel my way there! The snow is melting rapidly, but it is still cold. Thank you for commenting.
I still love the ribbon border so still looking forward to making theReplyDelete
Country Sampler. Haven’t done a sampler since my first quilt project...’way back when’. And great tip about the curve technique.
The ribbon border is easy to make and it gives the projects a dramatic effect. I love making them.Delete
Take care, Lynn
I think you should stay with Three Blind Mice for the name of your pattern - its perfect :).ReplyDelete
Well Marie that would mean I don't have to give them French Knots for eyes! Poor little things...... I don't know if I can do that or not. Thank you for commenting. It gave me a chuckle. --LynnDelete
or use black seed beads so they shine like little micie eyes!Delete
I will have to check them out.Delete
Thank you Jocelyn! --LynnDelete
Those little pumpkins are so darling!ReplyDelete
Thank you so much for stopping by my blog and commenting. I just finished the binding last night on my pumpkins. The poor little mice are still "eyeless".Delete
I love the mice and their pumpkin houses!ReplyDelete
Thank you so much. This was a fun one to make.Delete
Is this pattern available? If so, where can I purchase it from?ReplyDelete