Monday 27 April 2015

Monday Makers!#36

Welcome to Monday Makers!#36. Time is definitely flying! I want to thank all the linkers to last week's MM. I had 14 linkers and it is the highest number that my link up received. I am so happy that it is growing nicely. 
Last week, I started making placemats to compliment my scattered colours table runner. I finished piecing them and one is ready to be quilted.
I found some more of the yellow I used in my runner. Since I didn't have the other colours, I chose darker shades (Shade, value? Have to learn them properly) of the green and pink. 
I was more relaxed this time when inserting my colours and happier with their placement in terms of randomness. 
One thing to keep in mind when deciding on the placement of your strips if you are making a bigger project like a runner; too much playing might make you confused and you might end up with a design far from what you like right at the beginning. (You also might regret that you haven't taken a photo of your initial design- I did that!) 
Oh, I have to say that Alex, the author of the book Improvising Tradition which this project is originally in, left a sweet comment to my blog post about my runner and shared the link on her Facebook page- she is also following Hug-a-Bit Quilts on Facebook at the moment! Made my day really!!!

Now, it is time to link up. Show me your projects ladies and gentlemen! 
1.Your project can be anything you start on that Monday as long as it makes you move and be active and creative: a new quilt, a knitting project, scrap booking, cross-stitching, baking-we don't mind yummy recipes!, a gardening project, painting your house!, tidying up the pantry!...This is your Monday and you are the maker of the day!
2. Grab the button from the side bar or put a link back to me in your Monday post.
3. Click on "add your link" and just fill in the required areas. 
4. Please link to your specific post, not to your homepage: We would like to find your post easily.
5. To link an Instagram photo, click the Instagram icon at the bottom of the link-up screen and use the URL of your IG feed as the link (for example, my URL is Please hashtag #MondayMakers!
6. Please take time to visit other links and leave a sweet comment: We love comments!
7. Share the photos of your finished Monday projects in your next link up- I am hoping you will come back again!: Who doesn't love a sweet, finished project or a "before-after" photo?

Till next time,


  1. Having coordinated placemats with your table runner is a great idea, Nurdan! :)

  2. As soon as I saw these I thought my son would love them! Great colors!

  3. This is on my one-day-to-do list!! I think having an assortment of coordinating placemats and table runners would be so much fun! Plus, it's a great opportunity for practicing FMQ and different quilting styles!


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