Friday, April 17, 2015

A whirlwind of projects.

I suffer from ADD in my sewing room when there are so many projects either on my 'to-do' list or left in limbo.  I pick up one thing and put it down as soon as something else catches my eye.

The end result is that I finally finish things all at once.

The latest batch includes a quilt, a candle mat, and a table runner.

This seriously is not as wonky as it looks!  

I can't even tell you how long ago I made this candle mat.  It is made using the triangles cut away while making a table runner from border fabric.  Jinny Beyer has a free pattern here.  I have the table runner hanging with my to-be-quilted projects. I could quilt the candle mat on my sewing machine so I quickly finished it up and stitched down the binding while watching evening tv. 

I made this quilt in Florida from a jelly roll.  I can't remember the line but it is Fig Tree fabrics.
It is the simple 1600 quilt that has been buzzing around the Internet for a couple years.

It was the perfect match for this pillow I stitched years ago.

The final project (for this post, anyway) is a long forgotten table runner.  Several years ago I took a class using the book One Block Wonder.  It was one of the first things I quilted on my long arm.  It only needed a binding so I put that on this week.  It is a bit bright and crazy for me but you just never know when I'll need a bright flowery table runner.

Currently I am working on another quilt.  The blocks were finished and in a box plus I have another on my long arm.  Sewing blocks into rows then sewing rows is my least favorite phase.  So far I've assembled (or almost assembled) 3 such tops from blocks all finished and tucked away.  I quilt a little then sew a little then quilt a little....eventually I finish both a new quilt and a floppy to add to my to-be-quilted collection. 

Today is gray and rainy so I will probably finish the fore-mentioned quilts. Then tomorrow is a shop hop/bus trip organized by my quilt guild.  Woot.  'Need' has nothing to do with the fun of a day of fabric shopping. 


1 comment:

  1. Finally getting around to catching up on my blog reading! You sure have been busy, Pam--hard to choose a favorite among these finishes, but the colors in your jelly roll quilt are so soft and pretty. Did you manage to buy some "much needed" new fabrics?!