Sunday, May 13, 2012

For my Mom

I'm notoriously bad at holiday gift giving.  I'm always thrilled to give an impromptu gift because I saw something that was perfect but coming up with something fabulous on an arbitrary deadline is beyond me.  I was planning to give my Mom this table runner for her birthday but didn't get it finished in time.  I kept making more things that coordinated and luckily for me by the time Mother's Day rolled around I had a complete set.  I even got it in the mail in time that I could show you this today without spoiling the surprise: )

Everything was made with scraps from my Keeping it Together watercolor quilt.  Didn't even make a dent in the pile!  My parents live in Key Largo so I wanted something tropical.  The table runner combines crazy 9 patch blocks and curved piecing.  I used Essex linen for the sand with some big stitch quilting along the edges.  My favorite part is how the binding matches up with the sand and water.  It was a total pain to sew that way but I love the result!

The coasters are just more leftover crazy 9 patch blocks with linen on the back.

I was really going crazy with these scraps so I had to make a set of matching napkins also.  In case you missed it, here's the tutorial for these wavy applique napkins.

Happy Mother's Day, Mommy!


  1. Oooh, so perfect for Key Largo (not that I have ever been but I picture these there :)
    I hope you had a happy mother's day!

  2. Beautiful Alice! Your mom will be really touched.

  3. They look great. I'm sure she loved them

  4. Your mom is VERY lucky! This is awesome-- I loved the curved edge. It looks difficult-- but beautiful!