Happy Birthday Mom!

While in New Mexico last year, I purchased a yard of this Robert Kaufman print that depicts the jewellery that is so popular in the Southwest.


I used this fabric to make some table toppers for my mother’s birthday on March 14.  I kept making projects until I ran out of this print.

First up is a hexagon-shaped table topper made from the Atkinson Designs pattern, Happy Holidays.

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The runner at the top of the next picture was from a place mat idea I had seen somewhere on the Internet.  I didn’t like this piece as a place mat so I cut the bottom off of it and added some extra strips to the end and made it into a runner.

The square smaller topper was from a pattern from Designs to Share With You called, It’s Fast, It’s Easy.

The small zipped bag was made from the leftover bits and was assembled in a quilt as you go fashion.

Happy Birthday Mom_2_2013This last table topper was made from another Atkinson Designs pattern called, Waffle Time. Happy Birthday Mom_3_2013

Happy Birthday Mom!


Happy Birthday, Mom!

This is a picture of my Mom, taken last Wednesday on her birthday.  I can’t tell you how old she is, but I can tell you it was a milestone birthday and she doesn’t look her age!  The flowers were from my brother and his family.  I wanted to get both the flowers and my Mom in the same picture so Mom crouched down behind the kitchen counter for the picture.

Our weather has not been very spring-like.  The only flowers that will survive right now are flowers inside the house.  I made my Mom this daffodil table runner and matching hot pad.  On my Mom’s birthday, she got to see the table runner as a flimsy.  I finished the quilting today and delivered it to her today as a finished table runner. 

The table runner finishes at 17″ x 43.5″.  The pattern is,  “#144 – It’s Fast, It’s Easy” by Canadian designer Ursula Riegel of Designs to Share With You.  http://www.designstoshare.com/patterns/index.php5

Happy Birthday, Mom!