Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Bar {hopper}

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ooops... I meant bar topper!  I guess even my subconscious is stressed out and needs a night out on the town... ;)

I finished up this cute little thing this weekend made from this tutorial I did awhile back.  Almost two months back?  Wow, I can't believe it took me that long!


We have a large breakfast bar in our kitchen.  It really borders on being too large because I can't even reach all the way across it to dust.  Or maybe I'm just that short. 

Anyways, it has been lacking much decoration {unless you count school papers and bills} and I have really wanted to bring some more color into our kitchen.  BTW, don't let a snooty design center person ever talk you into a kitchen of black granite.  Yes it's sleek and modern... it's also extremely difficult to keep clean because even one hand print sticks out. 

Did you see that rabbit??... it went that way! ... I seem to be having a hard time staying on track with this post...

Focus.
 

The fabric is from my Bliss layer cake leftovers from this quilt.   I backed it with a vintage sheet scrap from the same quilt, quilted it with a meandering free motion pattern and bound it with a Kona solid {can't remember the color name}.

It was nice this weekend to get a little sewing in.  I have been beyond stressed lately and Steve so sweetly let me take a little extra time to sew.  I didn't get any big projects knocked out but it's nice to at least walk through our kitchen and see something pretty.

Happy Fabric Tuesday and thanks for doing your best to follow along with this post!

13 comments:

Victoria said...

How cute! We have a really long breakfast bar counter in our kitchen as well, which is also decorated right now in bills and paperwork. You've inspired me to create something pretty to put on top of it! I love the fabrics you have choosen. So bright and cheerful! well done! :)

audreypawdrey said...

This is pretty! I love tablerunners, and it is fun to switch them out with the season. I hope your life slows down, so you stress level can come down too!

Laura said...

I love it! I need to make something similar for the top of our piano- it's just so boring bare!

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

Jennifer this is really really cute. I love it.

Elsa said...

it's wonderful and like your little slip up on the title of this post!
I've got a long table that this table runner would look lovely on!

Sew Many Mamas said...

Beautiful! I love to make table runners - quick and easy!

Stray Stitches said...

Gorgeous table runner. I'm sure it adds just the perfect touch of color to your kitchen.

Deanna said...

Very pretty! I'm all about making small projects I can get done in a few days. = )

Love said...

This is super cute!

Elizabeth D. said...

What a cute idea! We have a strange attempt at a breakfast bar in our kitchen, but it's a strange size, so this would be a great way to make it at least look cute, if not usable. Thanks for sharing! And I will definitely remember your note about the black granite :)

Jennifer Rodriguez said...

So cute! Love the design..

And you can add me to list of quilting gals in desperate need of a night out ;o)

-Jennifer
allthingsbelle.blogspot.com

Live a Colorful Life said...

I could follow along without any problems. Hmmm. I wonder what that means? This is really cute. and yes, you DO need a night out!

Anonymous said...

I Love your bright quilted table runner--think it should look really pretty on that black granite bar--- we have a Black frig. that I wondered about, but black was 'in' the year before Stainless Steel was the rage (of course!) & it shows fingerprints & lint like crazy!..did I Meander like you said you did??!--maybe it's because I'm from TX too, or could be just... the way we are!! =)

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