I’ve been overwhelmed by boy stuff lately.   Race cars and grease, Transformer toys and dirt – you name the boy toy (or sound or smell) and that’s what you’ll find around here.

I needed a pink pick-me-up.

I’ve been hoarding a charm pack (Moda’s Sunkissed by Sweetwater) for ages and decided it was time to make a quilted runner out of it.  The fabric is so girly and fun… exactly what I needed!

I still have the backing and binding to finish, but that will be the easy part of this project.   This was my first attempt at sewing triangles, and lucky for me, you can’t see too much of the stitching in the pictures.   Let’s just say I gave it a lot of… character.   When you lay it flat on a table, one end curves to the right.

I have no idea how I did that…

Originally I was planning to put this on the kitchen table.  But now that I’ve sewn it together and see how girly it is, I’m going to use it as a runner for my bedroom dresser.  I don’t even want to try to put pink on the table in front of 3 boys – imagine the eye-rolling and whining!


13 thoughts on “Sunkissed”

  1. Ooh this is lovely. My first attempt also ended up curving to one side so you’re not alone. Also, I remind my son daily that sometimes I don’t want to be jumped on, have my hair pulled, build a train track, play in the sandbox in the rain…etc. So instead, I sit surrounded by prettiness in my little sewing room! Having said that, I wouldn’t change it 🙂

    1. I know exactly what you mean! So glad I’m not the only one… 😉 And you’re right – as much as I whine about being surrounded by all boys, I wouldn’t change it for the world!

    1. ha! I’m sure the comments would all include “ewww, pink!” I just found a pretty yellow backing and green fabric for binding… maybe that’ll help it be a little less girly. 😉

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