Back Home Again

“Hey, it’s good to be Back Home Again.” Do you remember the song by John Denver? It came out in 1974, so you have to be Of a Certain Age to know it. We are indeed home after a delightful two-week stay in Atlanta with my sister Diane and her husband, made even more delightful by the arrival of our sister Reigh and her husband a couple days before Thanksgiving.

I managed to squeeze in a couple of little sewing projects for my sisters the last week I was there. Reigh said she would love to have a runner for the pub table in the dining area off her kitchen, and Diane said she would love a new set of pillowcases for the guest room on the main floor. My arm didn’t have to be twisted:  it meant a trip to a local quilt shop!

Off we went to InTown Quilters in Decatur, Georgia, where both Diane and Reigh selected batiks for their projects. Reigh has a lot of brown and blue in her kitchen and dining area, with touches of yellow and gold. The colors in this simple table runner should go very well with her décor:

Reigh's table runner and napkins

Reigh bought enough fabric for me to make two sets of napkins, four in each set.

Because the design of the runner is so simple — just a rectangle of fabric with four borders — I mitered the corners to give it a little something extra:

Reigh's table runner, detail

I used low-loft batting and did some very basic topstitching to finish it. Reigh has promised to send me a photo of the table runner when she gets back home so I can show you how it looks in its designated spot.

Here are the pillowcases I made for Diane’s guest room:

Diane's new pillowcases

Here’s another view that includes the pleated bedskirt I made last year during my annual Thanksgiving visit:

Diane's new pillowcases en suite

I love the way the gold fabric in the pillowcase picks up the gold in the bedskirt.

Reigh and Diane joke about shackling me to the sewing machine when we are all together but the truth is I am in my element when creating something with fabric.




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6 Responses to Back Home Again

  1. Yvonne says:

    Goodness what a great sister you are – fabulous projects you make for them. LOL

    Wish my sister could sew…….


  2. Vickie says:

    Hi and welcome home! Your work is so beautiful! Congrats on finishing what you started and very lucky sisters!

  3. Peg says:

    What a wonderful sister! Lucky ladies!

  4. Colleen says:

    Welcome home my friend!! You have made such lovely things for your sisters, so elegant. They are so blessed to have you :)!

  5. charlie says:

    Glad you didn’t find another project there so you were able to accompany me home. So we’ll find one here!

  6. Diane says:

    To all of Dawn’s blog followers, please know that Reigh and I truly love Dawn, feel incredibly fortunate that she makes us such wonderful things and never ever take her for granted! I myself admit to a tinge of envy for not having inherited a single gene that translates into the textile creativity and sewing talent that Dawn has in such abundance!

    Thanks Nubs for all you do for me! I am a very happy and lucky beneficiary!

    xxxooo Nubs

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