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: )
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.
wavy applique napkins.
Happy Mother's Day, Mommy!