Anyway, remember a while ago, I told you that I was helping my mom with a super secret project? (Click here for a reminder.) I chose some really special fabrics to make a table runner for our buddy Mitch's mom! We'd been wanting to do something for her for a long time - we've been blogging friends for a long, long time! When they lost dear, sweet Maggie, we thought we could express our condolences best through a quilted project -- and that's how the runner came about. I saw their dining room reno on the blog and KNEW I could find the perfect fabrics in Mom's stash!
Once I chose the perfect fabrics, Mom got busy doing this:
Zim worked doubly hard, guarding her so she could concentrate, and I lent her my moral support while she sewed. Before we knew it, the top was together. Dad came in to help, too! Here he is, holding up the top of the runner:
Good job, Dad! (I would have done that, but I'm not tall enough.)
Mom pieced a back together and sandwiched it with the top, batting in between, then it was time to choose the quilting thread. Mom needed my help, as she has a hard time distinguishing anything in the yellow/orange/gold/brown part of the color wheel.
|"I don't think that's the one. Let's see what else we've got!"|
She almost used that one, but I let her know how strongly I was against it:
Finally, she chose one just a few shades different, and I could rest easy!
As you can see, I have a toy there in case Mom needed to take a break and play Fetch with me. Woo.
After the quilting process, it was time to sew the binding on. I was there every step of the way, lending my expertise!
|"I understand using the orange thimble because it's comfy, Mom...|
but it REALLY clashes with the colors in the runner!"
You'd think she'd move the thimble out of the way for the photo op...
Here it is, all finished and ready to get boxed up to go to Mitch's mom!
It made us so happy to hear Mitch's mom's reaction - and to see it on her dining room table! Click here and scroll down to the last picture in the post to see what a perfect fit it is!!! (You can click the photo to make it bigger!) We sewed a lot of love and good memories of Maggie into that runner - and hope M&M's mom will enjoy it for years to come!
I hope you enjoyed the behind the scenes look into our secret project!