16 August 2010
My kitchen and dining areas are pretty neutral, and needed some shaking up. My go-to colors have been a lemony gold with splashes of cranberry red and leafy green. With all the turquoise popping up around, I was inspired to add some touches of aqua to liven things up.
First project, a table runner. Following Amy's tutorial, I made my first quilted table runner. The back is made from a half yard of Moda's Botany line. (Appropriate, I thought, for my landscaping husband's profession.) The top was created from some fabric I purchased, and some I had on hand. A few months ago, fabric.com had a huge Westminster fabric clearance I scored on. So, there's a bit of lots of things in there...all fabrics I love. This was not my best binding job, but I didn't feel like picking it out. Call me lazy.
For my second project, I made a pretty fabric "drainboard cover" as my great-grandmother would call it.
I followed Darby's tutorial fairly closely. I had to adjust widths so it would be close to the same measurements of the bathmat I repurposed. The mat was originally in my kids' bathroom, but somehow had developed a small hole. I mended and patched the hole, and then made the drainboard cover.
The fabrics are from Heather Bailey's pop garden...the chevron strip that I've been drooling over for months, and a really cool gold/green/aqua print called Gabrielle by StudioE fabrics.
I LOVE the color it brought into the space. And I smile now when I do the dishes.
For a final touch, I made this simple framed menu, based on Lynette's tutorial. It's in this little nook opposite my kitchen sink and sandwiched between the pantry and refrigerator.
It's much simpler than Lynette's, but it fits me and my kitchen, and I love the polka dot paper. You'll see more of that soon. My kids love it, they now don't have to bug me about what's for dinner.
Table runner featured on U Create!
Linked to Skip to My Lou, Sugar Bee, Blue Cricket Design, and Tea Rose Home.