Friday, June 14, 2013

Ready for Christmas


I finished it! Now I’m ready for Christmas.  Well, not quite, but I do feel quite accomplished.





I bought this fabric and pattern in September of 2010. I pieced it together in January of 2011.  And then it sat in my sewing room for more than 2 years!  What was holding me up on finishing it?  Simply that I didn’t have the ‘right’ border fabric. Sometimes it’s the silliest things that hold up a project, isn’t it?

Well, after waiting for so long, the Moda fabric I wanted was out of print (of course) and I couldn't locate any more.  I ended up searching through my stash and came up with what I think is the most perfect fabric.  It’s a dark lime-green with a quilt-like swirl in it, and it matches up nicely with some of the green within the center of the table runner.

I cut out and added the border and got it quilted the same day. Then I added a fun candy-striped edging for the binding, and wa-la! I’m ready for Christmas.

 

I’m linking up with Freemotion by the River’s Linky Tuesday, Richard and Tayna’s Finish It Friday, Crazy Mom Quilts' Finish It Up Friday, Quilt Story’s Fabric Tuesday, Sew Happy Geek’s Manic Monday and last, but certainly not least, A Lovely Year ofFinishes!

Now to finish my Autumn table runner. Guess I’m a little behind on my seasons!

Barb

Monday, June 3, 2013

Goals for June


As I was organizing some things in my sewing room, I ran across this great table runner that I started two years ago.  I got to this point and then I didn't have the right fabric for the border, so it sat.



Now I'm going through my Christmas fabric stash to see if I can come up with something that would work. What I need is Moda's Christmas Magic #5995-14 - in green. Can't find it anywhere! It looks like this:

The rest of the colors need to be matched fairly closely, and this would tie it all together well.

So if anyone might have some of this fabric, I only need a quarter yard! Just let me know.

I'm linking up with A Lovely Year of Finishes.  And Linky Tuesday! and WIPS and Whatnot's

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