Tuesday, September 23, 2014

September Lovely Year of Finishes Goal Completed!

I am very happy to report that I was able to complete my goal this month for A Lovely Year of Finishes! Granted, it wasn't a huge goal - I just had to get the binding on these two fun table runners. But considering all that I have on my plate this month, this was about as good as I could get.

I really loved the fabric I used for the backing and binding. I debated long and hard if I wanted to use it for backing. But then decided it was so pretty, I could easily flip it over and have two table runners in one!

This was a fun project! I used a charm pack of squares that had a variety of Amy Butler fabrics. It was fun to see how the placement of the prints altered the design.

Which one do you like better?

I have a little breathing room in October, and I'm very much looking forward to it. My daughter will be coming home to help me celebrate my birthday. And our son is moving back to Idaho as his job search wasn't very fruitful in Oregon. It will be good to have him closer.

Oh! And another great thing about October - we have our guild's Quilting Retreat scheduled for a lovely lodge by a mountain lake north of here. I'll have a couple more things to add to my ALYOF for October, and maybe I can make some headway on them there. One can only hope.

Stay calm and quilt!


Linking up with Fabric Tuesday, A Lovely Year of Finishes, Linky Tuesday,  and Finish Along 2014, Needle and Thread Thursday, and Show and Tell Tuesday.


  1. The fabrics in both of them are so pretty. They make the table look so pretty too. Nice finishes for September!

  2. You are right, the backing is so beautiful you could easily reverse these. Fronts looking great too :-)

  3. Great finishes! Both are so bright and cheerful!

  4. Congratulations on two gorgeous finishes! I like the first one but I think that is because I am drawn to the angles.

  5. I really favor the quilting on the first one. Congratulations on your finishes. They sure feel good, don't they?

  6. There are both lovely. I am currently working on a quilt using many of these same fabrics and I just love them. I can't choose which one of you table runners I like better - and I love that you can use the back facing up as well! nice quilting, too ;)

  7. Oh my gosh Barb they are both absolutely beautiful! Love the fabrics, the quilting, just everything! I love the simplicity of the 2nd one -- but the quilting on the 1st one the best. Thanks for sharing.

  8. They both are great and love the backing too! My first choice is #1 however both are great. Have a wonderful Birthday and enjoy having the kids home! I am sure it will be a wonderful time.

  9. I have a yard of that Amy Butler fabric! Dont know what I"ll do with it. Good for you to finish.

  10. Oh my they are both really nice! I really love the backing fabric and you are right....you can use the backing as a table runner too. :)

  11. These are gorgeous Barb! You know how much I love Amy Butler, and you have used them beautifully. I love both of them, but I really think I like the second one best!

    Thank you so much for sharing at Needle and Thread Thursday!

    :) Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation

  12. Nice finishes! Both are pretty, but I have to admit I like the jagged one better. It really shows off the fabrics. How lovely to have both a birthday AND a retreat to look forward to!


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