Well, it really wasn't all that funny...
I bought a kit for a cute table runner WAY back when my friend Marla had a quilt shop. The pattern was one that someone had hand drawn, so I can't even Google it to buy it again. It was so adorable, I think it was called Over and Under or something similar. I made about six or seven of them along with some matching napkins. It's not large, about twenty-four inches from point to point.
I donated one to a fund raising event. Everyone loved it! Of course someone asked me if there was a pattern.
Um, yes, somewhere...
My sewing room gets messy quickly, and I am constantly reorganizing. I have a gazillion binders with patterns in them, along with piles of things that should be in binders, or sorted out and tossed. It's the proverbial needle in a haystack.
Solution? I could draw this up, right? It's not that complicated... but OMG it's on an angle with partial seaming, and I kept having to refer back to the original for how those pieces went together.
I got out the graph paper, and after many tries, I think I gave myself a migraine.
|Cut a bunch of strips. Sew some pieces together.|
|Arrange them a certain way|
|Remember where the setting triangles go...|
|Sew some partial seams. Get the colors lined up correctly.|
|Make one end unit...|
|Make a second end unit for the opposite side.|
I'm in the process of writing this up so I can walk through the steps and see if I remembered it correctly.
Meanwhile I'm waiting for my sewing machine to get repaired. I bent something working on this:
|I'm stitching on all the patches for every concert my friend Ben ever attended....|
|I'm not sure about his taste in music, LOL!|
Be careful when sewing a big thick patch over the seams in a jeans jacket... broken needles can ensue. Ask me how I know.