Here’s what I’ve been up to for the holiday weekend. Not pictured is my very anemic start to Bonnie Hunter’s On Ringo Lake Mystery Quilt. Hopefully there will be something to look at from that soon.
First up, this is a mat to go under the jewelry tree I purchased for the church auction. The fabric is from the Hoffman Challenge fabrics this year. Yep, that center hexagon is jewels.
I was attempting to take a picture of this table runner, but someone seems to think it is meant just for him.
Finally! I got a quick chance to take a picture of this table runner. It is also for Friday’s auction.
During some football Saturday, I got a healthy percentage of the next round of La Passacaglia Rosette 2 completed and sewed into place. The piece currently has a couple more of the pairs sewn on, but then my eyes gave out and said, “That’s enough of that!”
Not as productive as I would have liked, but something got accomplished.
How was your weekend?
Yes, really! I have a finish from the Finish-A-Long list 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 basted 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.
This week I completed all the original table runner tops. I also completed the Christmas table runner.
Here is the completed table runner with the fall table runner I had previously completed.
I had previously hand quilted the fall table runner with orange embroidery floss, kind of big stitch quilting.
The Christmas table runner got machine walking foot quilting. My hope is that by the end of the weekend, the other three table runners from the original fabric batch are completed. Then I will have one Finish-A-Long item done! I do have a couple other border fabrics to make table runners, but they were not included in the original count. I’d kind of like to find fabrics to do one for each season, but so far I haven’t found that. I will keep looking though!
What are you doing this week?
Yes, I am calling these all hopefuls. I am fairly close to done with all of these and do think this is a possibility. Seriously! Yes, there are six here. Yes, that seems like a lot but I am hoping!
Here’s the annotated list.
- The Kimberly Einmo Lone Star. The center of the top is completed. Once I add the borders, it will head off to a longarmer and then when it comes home I will need to bind it. At least that is the current plan.
- Layer Cake Explosion. I started this one in May. I have the four paper piecing blocks to do and then sashing to cut and assembly to do. It too will most likely go to a longarmer. Although it does need a little more work than the Lone Star, I also think it is doable.
- Christmas Jelly Roll Race. I started this on a whim a couple of years ago. It needs some borders and then I think I might quilt this one myself. I really want to have it done for Christmas, so I think it has a chance.
- Finish the four table runners I have started for the church auction. Yep, these will probably get finished. After all, most of them just need quilting and finishing. And the auction is an important impetus.
- Kimberly Einmo Spinning Stars quilt. I would like to see this finished. It is a bright fun looking quilt! I’m not sure what I’ll do with it when it is finished, but I do want to finish it. This has a pretty long way to go though, so it is probably the least likely to make it.
- Disappearing Pinwheels. I have enough blocks made that I could just put them together and make the quilt top, but I think I want to make a few more blocks so I have more choices. Then the left over blocks can go on the back.
So there are my fourth quarter hopes and dreams! We’ll see how it goes!