Q4 Finish-A-Long Finish Number One

Yes, really! I have a finish already. Of course, it wasn’t a very big reach to finish these table runners.

In the previous post, you saw the first table runner finish – the Christmas table runner.Today I ┬ábasted and quilted and finished the other three table runners I was planning.

This one will join the Christmas table runner in the church auction.

And these two will probably live here with me, along with the Fall table runner from the previous post. These are all made from the same pattern and were very quick to make. I had originally thought I might try some free motion quilting but I decided that the walking foot quilting looked pretty good with this pattern. And it was faster since I feel somewhat proficient at it.

This will be the official finish post for these table runners and will get linked up with the Finish-A-Long post at the end of the quarter.

Quilt on!

This Weekend in Quilting

It has been a very quilty kind of weekend.

Friday was the church auction. The wholecloth quilt was this year’s quilt and sold for a very good price. Here’s the official portrait of the front.

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It isn’t the best ever picture. I regret the wrinkles, but you get the idea. The back is blackish, darker than the picture below. I never got a picture of the whole back, but my friend Ellen did and shared it with me.img_5148

It was also Christmas decorating weekend in the upstairs. (Our daughter decorated her part of the house last weekend – way more decorating than I ever do). I wanted to use the Christmas table runner I finished back in April on my coffee table but there was a problem. My coffee table has a raised edge and the table runner covered that. I could picture lots of spills as we set drinks down unevenly. So I decided to do some editing and make it a little wider. It would have been faster if I’d just cut an inch or so off of it all the way around, but I really liked the binding so first I removed the binding. It felt like it took forever.

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Here is the before picture:

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And here is the after picture as it sits on the coffee table:

fullsizeoutput_1e66The other quilty decoration is my tree skirt. The very first church quilt I ever worked on was a Cathedral Window quilt. When there were too many blocks made for the size quilt we were working on, we made a tree skirt. Guess who got it at that year’s auction! (We also had enough parts left to make another tree skirt the following year.) Here’s my tree skirt, hanging off the table on which we put our downsized Christmas tree.

img_5143The other quilty thing I got done this weekend is that I got Scrap in a Box basted. I didn’t get a good picture, but I did want to show you where I need to do this now. (I used to use the JoAnn’s cutting table, but I don’t have that anymore.)

img_5149Yep, that is a tile floor. My knees are not happy with me. I don’t want to do this too often. I need to figure out something else.

How was your weekend?

Quilt on!