I participated in a table runner swap on QN and here is what I made. This was my first attempt at a braided runner, as well as the first time I've ever done anything "quilt-as-you-go". I rather enjoyed that aspect of it. I have another kit to do it in Americana fabrics so I'll probably work that up sometime in the near future.
I've been participating in a round robin swap on QN for the last couple of months. I'm on my 4th of 5 rounds. I posted my center block earlier. Here are my contributions to the others in the swap so far:
I had this one first so everything added is my addition. I think I'm inspired now to do something in 30s fabrics. This one is going to be really cute!
I added the gold, green, orange, and brown striped border with HST corners
Thank GOD! This took way longer than I had planned. (What else is new) but it is done and overall I am pleased with the outcome. I could have probably saved myself time and headache had I used a pattern, but I couldn't find what I liked so I just made it up myself. This was a learning experience for me, so next time I'll change how I do a couple of things. The bag features two front pockets made to specs of the Air Force ABU blouse, with proper patches and nametapes as they should be (only change is that I moved up the nametapes 1/2 inch from where they should be, just to give pockets more access), elastic topped pockets on either end with rank stripes, and a long pocket along the back side with a flap cover secured by 2 buckles. Inside is large and roomy with 3 pockets along the back side. It is closed at the top with a double zipper, and has an adjustable shoulder strap.