Thursday, October 14, 2010

Just a Few More Pieces

Yes, I know I said I was on a fabric diet. I ate brownies this week too! What can I say, it seems when I have doctors appointments in Bellingham I end up at a quilt shop afterwards. This time it was Two Thimbles, and she is having a great one day sale on Tuesday, Oct 19th. Since I've started Beyond the Cherry Tree, I realized that I needed a few more reds to mix things up, there was going to be a need for chrome yellow, which I have none, and just one wouldn't do for a scrappy top, and just a couple of new greens. So here is the final mixture of what I will use for my project. I didn't put in the cheddars, I have lots of those to choose from.

This fabric is Fandango and I picked up 2 charm packs and a yard of Bella by Moda while away in September.  There is nothing "creative" or "challenging" in this project, but the fabric is so fresh and modern I thought I'd just make something simple and let the color and graphics shine on this one. Once I get all the fabric up on the wall, I'll order a stripe for a stop border and then decide on what focus fabric I want for the border.  This will make a very nice gift.

A little bit of decorating! I finally finished this runner, the border was left over from a quilt.  I measured all the strips, then cut the center fabric to fit. That way I used up every bit of this pieced border.  A little raw edge applique, some free motion quilting and a black perl cotton for the border and it's now done.  I don't know if you can see the writing on the center.  With orange perl cotton I stitched Trick or Treat.  The pumkin is hand blown from an amazing shop in The Dalles, OR It ws a gift from my friend Paula.  I love putting out things that friends have given me, it just makes me feel warm and cozy!
I've been keeping my head down on an appliqued customer quilt that I'm longarming right now.  I take 15 minutes at the end of the evening and sew 4 charms together.  I figure I'll have this top done in a few weeks.


liz said...

I have been collecting the Cherry tree quilt patterns. It seems like a big project. What background are you using? Love the Fandango fabric and I will keep my eye out for it.

Ann Champion said...

What a cute table runner. The quilted words and pumpkins are such a nice touch. Love your glass pumpkin too!

Buying a few pieces of fabric isn't breaking your resolve to not buy any more stash..if you NEED it right? ;)

I like your Fandango project.