Over the past few weeks I've been working on another project on my long list of Norwegian kits, this one is also by the Norwegian designer AnnAKa - this is called Kaffeslabberas and was bought as a kit back in 2012 from Lapp-Elisa in Sweden. The pattern suggests machine applique, however I decided to use the Apliquick method of hand applique for the coffee cups and cup cakes - using Hugs n' Kisses brand of applique paper and a Sewline gluestick. The coffee cups were a little bit tricky around the inside of the handle, although I was pleased with how they've turned out. The "cherry" on the top of the cup cake is a cute little Suffolk Puff. ..
...once the blocks were pieced together, the borders were added and the runner was machine quilted in very simple lines, using an Aurifil 40wt thread in a pale grey colour for the top and a dark brown thread in the bobbin to blend in with backing fabric. The applique shapes were then held in place with a few spots of Roxanne's Basting Glue, then hand stitched to secure them. The original pattern uses ric-rac trimming however I decided to use some vintage lace, which was hand stitched to the runner in a matching colour thread, followed by a narrow single fold binding. As well as a table runner, there were enough fabrics in the kit to make a set of matching placemats too...
...although I'd finished this project last week, this is the first chance I've had to take a photograph. Oh and the cheese scones were homemade first thing this morning, as I have got some very special friends coming round for coffee today. Another project has now been ticked off that long list of Norwegian kits, I wonder which one will be next!
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