Monday, September 12, 2011

Ahead of the Season

On Labor Day weekend, I took advantage of a full day of sewing and got a good start on this project.

I had everything cut out for the 4 block quilt that it was supposed to be. Once I pulled it all out, I looked at it and thought "why do I want to make 4 blocks exactly the same?" Well, I didn't. The background got converted to a runner shape, I laid out the baskets on either end,


filled them with flowers and leaves and then used up the remaining pieces to fill in the center.  Using the blanket stitch, I did the applique and the quilting all at one time.  It means a lot of threads need to be pulled through to the back and buried, but that's easy tv work.


Using the stripe in the fabric, I'm going to do some big stitch quilting in the background. I'm using Presencia No8 and it's going to stitch up quickly. As usual, click the photo to get a close up.

For once I'll be enjoying a holiday piece during the holiday instead of working on it during the holiday!
Sharon

6 comments:

Stray Stitches said...

Your runner is going to be beautiful with all of the holly and pointsettia.

Lori said...

Woo-Hoo! Very pretty!

liz said...

Smart thinking! Your big stitches look pretty tiny to me. How nice to be ahead of yourself for a change.

Miriam said...

I love your table runner. Very pretty.

Fiesta said...

Such a great idea and inspiration Sharon.

taylorsoutback said...

That is going to be great! Like your background piece too.

Usually around December 20th or so, I think...gee I wish there was a new tablerunner or wall quilt I could pull out...