Posts Tagged ‘Betty Alofs’

Hollyhock Garden – pair of aprons, placemats, napkins, table runner

Monday, October 3rd, 2011

I was thinking of ideas for Market in a few weeks in Houston. What if the fabrics were used around the house – let’s say as kitchen or dinner table items? Aprons, table runner, placemats, napkins? Use any pattern you have on hand, or patterns purchased at the local quilt shop.

With the expertise of my friend, Betty Alofs, the fabrics are transformed! Betty made reversable napkins with a mitered border on one side – very classy. The table runner is a great pattern by Karen Montgomery of The Quilt Company, called “The Easy Striped Table Runner”.  Comments, anyone??

Hollyhock Gardens placemats_napkins

Betty Alofs' quilting (detail)

Betty Alofs' quilting (detail)

Hollyhock Gardens Table runner

Karen Montgomery's "Easy Striped Table Runner" design, sewn by Betty Alofs