Today I finished the binding on the table runner I made yesterday. I love working with colorful batiks. Such yummy colors!
The popularity of hexagons led me to purchase one package of hexagon papers and now I am trying my hand at this old-but-new-again piecing.
(The blurry part in the upper right hand corner must be my thumb.)
I decided to use a package of batik charm squares that was gifted to me last year and make a table runner from a free pattern found at www.prairiepointjunction.com.
Trimmed and ready for binding….
Showing the backing….
With binding sewn down (hand sewing not done yet.) It is very colorful and was a breeze to make as it is quilt-as-you-go.
Also made some cards this afternoon, using my Cuddlebug and a new technique my cousin shared with me (the green card) and using some beautiful Japanese paper for the little flowers (white card).
It was a good crafty day.
……I made a couple of Lazy Girl bags – a little gift for a friend who does not read this blog. I think I will add some nice zipper pulls.
And I made a little Quiltsmart bag for myself to house library books and/or my Kindle. I’ve made many of these bags and right now they are all in use housing knitted scarf projects.
The afternoon stretches before me and I’m not sure which project to work on next. There are so many! I can’t think on an empty stomach though, so first it is time for a salad lunch.
While my friends were here we went to three quilt shops. Even though I don’t NEED fabric, I felt compelled to purchase something at each store. After all, I don’t want any of them to go out of business. (Aren’t I wonderful?)
Some fabric to perhaps make a Modern quilt.
And some fabric to add to my Christmas stash.
Fabric can be so yummy!
My friends and I wearing our LED strobe light plastic rings. We are always at the height of fashion. (Thank you MB.)
My friends are visiting and we are sitting around the breakfast table. Now-a-days we have our iPads and Kindles at hand to look stuff up.
A very bad photo of what is on my design wall……
….a black and white tumbler quilt in the process of being pieced.
See more design walls at Judy’s blog.
Some bloggers that I follow post several times a day, some daily, and some weekly. I envy those bloggers because they are consistent. I, on the other hand, am very inconsistent, blogging in spurts and sometimes not blogging at all for weeks on end. Not promising anything, but I really am going to try to blog more often…….maybe.
You see, it is embarrassing to blog about putting another jigsaw puzzle together when you have endless UFOs waiting to be finished.
What have I been working on? Here is my latest project – all ready to be quilted. It is a banner for my church and will be used on Christmas Eve.
Some of the holly leaves are dimensional. There is a star in the center of the upper circle which will have gold thread hand sewn around it after quilting and maybe the flames also. (For those that might not know, the three purple candles, one pink candle and one white candle make up what is called an Advent Wreath.) I made the candles oversized because this banner will be seen from a distance.
Several people have asked me about the pattern for my pumpkin quilt. First of all, the comments were “non-reply” and when I was able to at least get to your blog, you had no email address listed. I cannot answer questions if you do not give me an email address. Either change your settings so that the “non-reply” is eliminated and it shows your email address, or send me a regular email instead of just a comment.
Also, asking about the “pumpkin” quilt is not specific enough. There were pumpkins in three of the quilts I showed on my blog. Which quilt are you asking about?
I will be glad to share information, so please give me your contact information. Thanks.