Saturday, August 22, 2015

Doing Something

I obviously am doing something... what I don't know, but I haven't been reading many blogs.  I sure haven't been weeding my flower beds, or even doing a whole lot of sewing.  I am going to say that my excuse is that I have been reading quite a bit.  

In between chapters though I have gotten some things accomplished.
I finished up the Basket Case Full of Posies quilt.  Binding, label everything!  I obviously should have taken pictures earlier in the day, but this was one of those days that everyone wanted something, and so we were out the door and running. 

I also finished up my quilt guild challenge quilt.  I am even 2 months early!
I used my little piece of the challenge fabric and had enough to make a narrow single fold binding. 

I also pulled out an old UFO that has been tacked to my bulletin board in my sewing room and worked on it this week.

It ended up being 44 1/2 inches by 20 1/2 inches.  The squares and bars between the stars were from a charm pack I purchase a couple of years ago.  They were from Benartex a line called Nancy's Holiday Favorites.  I love the colors and the whimsical patterns and colors. The centers of the stars are by a line from Maywood which I thought had great colors that matched the other line perfectly.  The pattern was a freebie called Jingle Jolly table runner by Happy Zombie.  If you want the pattern just click here.

These are the scraps I have left.  I think that I am going to make a pieced backing. 
The red I am going to use to make my binding.  I saw a cute quilting pattern on Pinterest recently so I think that I am going to use it to quilt this table runner.  Maybe tomorrow I can get my backing created, and start on the quilting this week. 

Helping the family wasn't all bad.  I came home with these.
Boxes of canning jars.  We always seem to run short when we are canning, so it is great to have more without spending a ton of money. So I guess I have been doing something, it just doesn't seem like it though.





14 comments:

Julierose said...

I LOVE that basketcase full of posies....the colors are just lovely. Hugs, Julierose

sewyouquilt2 said...

love your basketcase and your challenge quilt. and that runner is so nice. love the fabrics you have in it.
great acquisition those canning jars. one can never have too many is my motto
you have been VERY busy

krislovesfabric said...

You look plenty busy to me :)

barbara woods said...

you have done a whole lot! wish I could get passed this quilt I am working on.

Baa. xxx said...

2 months ahead! Whoa.... go you! Your runner is so lovely - the fabric go so happily together. And your basketcase is wonderful. So much done!

Carrie P. said...

Love love those two finished quilts. Beautiful! As much as you garden I am sure those jars will come in handy.

Lesley said...

Summers are supposed to be busy, right? Love your quilt and the challenge quilt is exquisite! If it is a contest, your quilt should win! Thanks for bringing us up to date.

Carol said...

Your challenge quilt is amazing! I feel like such a slug seeing what you've made and that you're excited about canning jars.

Mama Spark said...

Nice score on the jars! Looks to me like you have gotten plenty done in the quilting department. That table runner is adorable and I love the spiral quilting. That woven quilt is just beautiful too.

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

Nice finishes!

Valerie Reynolds said...

Just dropping in to say hi and see what you are up to. Your projects look great!

QuiltSue said...

I love your quilt, and the runner, and can totally relate to what you say about not sure what you've been doing lately!

Rebecca in AK said...

Congratulations on finishing your Basket Case quilt. It looks wonderful! I love your table runner. Great Fabrics!

Renee said...

Beautiful finishes! I just love your Basket of Posies quilt. Gorgeous work on all of your projects. What a windfall with the canning jars, too!