It’s been far too long since we’ve had anything new around here. We’re slowly settling into the new rhythm of the new house, and despite being insanely busy at work, my awesome hubby has managed to work on some great improvements. If you follow me on instagram, you’ve probably seen the giant hole in the wall and the concrete subfloor in my new office. Unfortunately, there was a bit of water damage along the edge of the sheetrock and carpet that required the whole darn area to be ripped up. I have to admit that keeping my office in the very kid-filled living room for 6 weeks or so is a small price to pay for a newly painted office with hardwood floors! ♥ ♥ ♥
I’m trying to avoid working on larger projects until my office is finished and I can put up my design wall, but I did manage to put together a sweet little table runner I’m calling Whirligig.
This runner has been mailed out as a house-warming gift for our home’s previous owner. She was kind enough to accept our offer out of a number of offers just because she had a good feeling about our family. She hung around during our final walk-through with the realtor just to show us all the fun little tips and tricks around the house – like hidden drains and complicated irrigation systems – and then she left Easter baskets for our boys to welcome them to their new home. With all the real estate horror stories we’ve heard lately, we feel like we hit the jackpot not only with the new house, but with the seller … and I just wanted to send her a little something to say that we’re hoping she’s loving her new house as much as we love ours.
The only thing is … I got kinda used to having this little guy on my kitchen table and I’m missing him … so I drafted up the pattern before I forgot the specifics and I can’t wait to make another version just for myself! I love that this particular pattern is quick and easy to put together, and it’s a great Charm Pack project. Besides from a background print, and a binding print, all you need is either 33 – 5″ charm squares OR 4 – fat quarters. The blocks are easy to piece – with no seams to line up – and the sashing and corner blocks are pieced whole and then trimmed down to size before quilting.
If you’re interested in making your own version of our Whirligig Table Runner, you can purchase the pattern here. And, I’m very excited to say that we do have a limited number of kits in stock if you’d like to make a replica of our cover girl. You can get yours here in our updated online shop. Happy sewing!
Oh! And I’ll be linking up with some of these great link parties this week – check them out!