Wednesday, August 18, 2010

A Little of This and That

I've been feeling like I haven't accomplished much in my sewing room the last while. What with the hot days, the yard work and watering, work and just being plain tired, well, I haven't set the world on fire with my finishes. I'm still stitching away at my hand quilted feathers, but I managed to slip in an actual finish. Pieced, quilted and bound. It's a table runner that's only 12 x 36 but it's finished.  I managed to piece this with 2 charm packs and a strip of fabric that was in my bin.  I had to cut one 2 1/4 strip off a bolt of fabric to finish the binding.  What a great feeling to be using up things.  This will go off to an auction for a United Way fund raiser my sister has at her job.
This next little piece is finished with the piecing and applique.  Now it needs quilted.  Once again, I'm thinking "hand quilting" and then I look at my pile that is growing and think "maybe not".  When the mood strikes to pull this one out of the pile to start quilting, that's when I'll make the decision.
I've just finished quilting this top for my friend Norma T.  She took a class that I taught last year at the Stevenson Quilt Show.  This is Bonnie Hunter's  Pineapple Blossom.  I love this pattern, I've made one in browns, one in blues and I'm working on a red & cream one right now.
Here is a close up to show off the variety of fabrics Norma has used.  I love it. 
There won't be much quilting going on for the next couple of weeks, as I'm trying to get my place ready for an open house.  Yikes, that means picking up all my projects and spools of thread and pin cushions and, and, and.  Well, quilters know what I'm talking about!


Ann Champion said...

Congrats on having a finish! Your table runner is so can you let it go?
I love the quilt with the appliqued flowers too. When the time is right to quilt'll know? ;)
Norma's Pineapple is wonderful..such a nice mix of warm fabrics!

KaHolly said...

Beautiful work.