Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Getting Closer

Oh my goodness! How did this month go by so quickly?  Maybe because I've been so busy in my sewing room? Unfortunately, many of the projects I worked on are going to be gifts, so I can't show you many of my quilty projects yet but I did finish one more tablerunner from my red, black, and white Christmas stash that doesn't have a home yet.


I absolutely adore the centre square, with those vintage cars and Christmas trees. Anyone remember those days?




I used lots of older fabrics from my stash to compliment the new ones, and the backing full of snowflakes was just waiting to be used! 

The pattern is a free tutorial by Jenny Doan of the Missouri Star Quilt Company that you can find by clicking on this link. I used the binding tool she recommends, but I think you would be fine with just cutting strips and trimming off the edges when done. 

I am now in the midst of making a paper pieced project wall hanging. I knew I wouldn't be able to make it in time for the Christmas boxes that went out earlier this week, so now I am taking my time and playing with it whenever the mood hits me. I have finished one of the four sections required and have really enjoyed making the units so far. Do you recognize the beginnings of a halo?


The picture of the back gives you a pretty good idea of how many fabrics are being joined to make the background.




The pattern is called Mary and Jesus, designed by Jen Frost and will finish at approximately 28" x 36".  You can find the pattern available HERE. I can't wait to dig into my blues for the robe!


In between my sewing spurts, I'm going through my Christmas quilts and will do some hanging today. I usually wait 'till December 1 but it just seems like a good day to start!  My snowman quilt has been waiting patiently in storage and so have all my red and green ones! 




Thank you so much for coming by today. It's always a great day for quilting!

16 comments:

  1. Your runner is lovely. The center fabric with the cars is fabulous. I can't wait to see your Mary and Jesus. That is going to be stunning.

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  2. Love your table runner. Your paper pieced project is going to be gorgeous.

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  3. Love the quilts, especially the Christmas ones. We have already spotted several Christmas trees in people's homes and lights on the outside and of course the shops have been full of Christmas things for ages as well as the TV showing Christmas movies since October!!! It really is now a three month long Christmas event.

    Our decorations are going up on Saturday and we always have a real tree so will be getting that then. I must say I love Christmas but I do hate taking it all down in January as the house looks so drab when they are all down.

    Happy Quilting.
    Hugs,
    Susie x

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  4. Your runner is lovely those trucks remind me of days with my uncle , fond memories . Your work in progress looks amazing , can't wait to see the finished product .

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  5. Ooo, that's going to be beautiful!! What size will it finish? Your table runner is too cute!

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  6. Love that fabric in the center of your darling table runner - there's just something about red trucks with Christmas trees... I pulled out my Christmas quilts today and the house looks ready for the holidays now. I can't wait to see your paper piecing - it is going to be awesome. ~Jeanne

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  7. Lots of great quilting going on at your house. Your table runner is such fun with the vintage vehicles with Christmas trees. Your work in progress looks fabulous also. I always imagine your house looking so Christmasy and beautiful with all your quilts and decorations throughout December.

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  8. Your table runner is a great design - simple but very effective. The Mary and Jesus design is stunning - nejoy playing with your blues. Looking forward to getting out a few Christmas things tomorrow - the 1st, looks like it could snow overnight too. Have a lovely weekend. xx

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  9. I can only imagine how amazing it is at your house when you start pulling out your Christmas items. You are the Queen of Christmas! Love that runner!

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  10. What a fun runner....I do love all of the fabrics you have chosen for your projects....love love the blues

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  11. It looks like a lot of fun is going on at your place! The runner is a great finish - the red and black are an effective combination. That looks like a really intense foundation piecing project but good that you can just play with it when you like - makes it into an enjoyable process.

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  12. Wonderful Table Runner!Merry Christmas Lesley....well close enough.

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  13. That's a great runner. And those blues...beautiful.

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  14. Great projects Lesley! Love the fabrics in your tablerunner and I bet all of your gifts will be beautiful!

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  15. Hi Lesley. I am still catching up on posts. Lovely to see your gorgeous table runner. Great selection of fabrics in that one. They work so well.
    I can imagine how lovely your home must look with all of your beautiful quilts on display.

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  16. As always, you make me dizzy with everything you accomplish!

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